Saturday, February 11, 2012
Estrogen and Brain What?
Did you know that the hormone estrogen plays a key role in how the brain processes sounds? Studies at the University of Rochester showed that there needs to be a correct balance of estrogen for the brain to extract and process sounds, to interpret the auditory information, and to lay down memories of the sounds. Both male and female bodies contain estrogen. The difference is in the relative amount of estrogen that each contains.