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Cognitive functioning and emotion processing during the menopause transition

Description 
The menopause transition is a time of significant hormonal changes. Mood changes, including anxiety and depression are frequently reported during the menopause transition (or perimenopause). Cognitive changes are also described, such as forgetfulness and difficulties in organising thoughts. The aim of this study is to look at the relationship between mood, cognition and emotion processing during the menopausal transition. The scope of this project includes neuropsychological and eye movement assessments, as well as the capacity to explore the relationship between cognition and mood (depression, anxiety and stress sensitivity).
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
cognition, perimenopause, depression, stress, neuropsychology, hormones, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, anatomy, developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, human pathology, clinical, neuroscience
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Masters by coursework
Honours
BMedSc(Hons)
Time commitment 
Full-time
Part-time
Top-up scholarship funding available 
No
Physical location 
Alfred Research Alliance
Co-supervisors 
Dr 
Elizabeth Thomas

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