A new study reveals that women have better memories than men. Researchers discovered that this was due to the female sex hormone, oestradiol, produced by the ovaries.
Interestingly, it was discovered that a woman’s memory only starts to decline after attaining menopause.
212 men and women between the ages of 45 and 55 were involved in the study. Different measures of memory and other mental skills were evaluated. It was found that the levels of oestradiol (a form of oestrogen) plays a major role in why women’s memory are better before menopause. The hormone support circuits in the brain that is connected with memory.
Women in their menopausal stage have been said to have little memory loss and easily forget things. But this has been linked with either stress at workplace or multiple life roles.