A lot of the times we’ve seen cases where men forget even their own birthdays; talk more of their anniversary dates and the birthday of the special woman in their lives. While it’s so hard for men to remember such dates even when they try not to forget, the women on the other hand never forget.
But why is this really the case?
According to Dr Marianne Legato, women have a higher level of estrogen, and this helps them in remembering dates and events.
During an upsetting or stressful event, estrogen activates a larger field of neurons in women; this would result in them experiencing such levels of stress intensely. This also leads to a natural delay in the amount of time the stress hormone, cortisol (which is also a natural memory booster) is secreted by the adrenal gland.
According to Dr Marianne Legato, “higher levels of it (estrogen) are associated with improved learning and memory, and this might be why women are better at these tasks.”
So don’t be surprised when she remembers important dates and events and you don’t; it’s not magic, it’s the estrogen at work.