Could the menstrual cycle have shaped the evolution of music?

Could the menstrual cycle have shaped the evolution of music?

Sexual selection theory posits fertility role in complex music

By Erika Engelhaupt, 17:22 PM April 23, 2014

A piece of advice I once received: Don’t ever talk about your period at work. No one wants to know.

I have broken that rule. Menstrual cycles are fascinating, and at the risk of a major breach of workplace etiquette, here’s why we should all be talking about them more: If you’re a woman, your cycle shapes your physiology more than you probably realize, with hormones orchestrating a monthly chemical waltz through your brain and metabolism. And men, it wouldn’t kill you to understand more about ...

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