Does Progesterone Increase Women’s Disgust Sensitivity?
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Benedict C. Jones is the Chair Of Psychology (Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging) at the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology of the University of Glagow.

 

                       

Does Progesterone Increase Women’s Disgust Sensitivity?

How do we avoid becoming sick? Several lines of evidence suggest that the emotion of disgust helps to stop us from becoming sick by reducing our contact with sources of pathogens. This function of disgust may explain why many of the things that trigger disgust particularly strongly, such as feces, rotten food, and body fluids, are sources of pathogens, and that these things trigger disgust similarly across cultures. But why does our disgust sensitivity, the extent to which we are...

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