UCLA News Week: Ovulating women and their dads
December 9, 2010
Estimated read time: 2 minutes
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Through an innovative use of cell phone records, researchers at UCLA, the University of Miami and Cal State Fullerton have found that women appear to avoid contact with their fathers during ovulation.
"Women call their dads less frequently on these high-fertility days and they hang up with them sooner if their dads initiate a call," said Martie Haselton, a UCLA associate professor of communication in whose lab the research was conducted. She discusses the discovery in the new edition of UCLA News Week, the weekly videocast of top research news at UCLA.
Also in this edition, watch as a donor heart keeps beating while it is delivered for possible transplantation, learn how multitasking is an ancient and distinctly human skill, and find out what the UCLA Anderson Forecast says will happen in the U.S. economy in 2011.
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