Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Cord B. Sengstake
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
Taste, Menstrual cycle
1 online resource (72 p.)
The present experiment was conducted to determine the relationship between the human menstrual cycle and gustatory hedonic response. Hedonic response was defined as the perceived pleasantness or unpleasantness of a taste stimulus. Gender differences in taste hedonic have been observed; these may be due to differences in endocrine systems. Animal taste preferences are altered when reproductive hormonal status is experimentally manipulated. Previous researchers report that human females' hedonic responses to sucrose vary systematically with phase of menstrual cycle.
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O'Toole, Laurie A., "Effect of menstrual cycle on hedonic response to gustatory stimuli" (1984). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3390.