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I only have eyes for you: Ovulation redirects attention (but not memory) to attractive men

Authors
Journal
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
0022-1031
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
46
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2010.04.015
Keywords
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Ovulation
  • Fertility
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Evolutionary Psychology

Abstract

Abstract A number of studies have found a disjunction between women’s attention to, and memory for, handsome men. Although women pay initial attention to handsome men, they do not remember those men later. The present study examines how ovulation might differentially affect these attentional and memory processes. We found that women near ovulation increased their visual attention to attractive men. However, this increased visual attention did not translate into better memory. Discussion focuses on possible explanations, in the context of an emerging body of findings on disjunctions between attention to, and memory for, other people.

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