Tick-tock: How to quite literally speed up a woman’s biological clock

13 agosto 2014

The metaphor of a ticking clock is often used to refer to a woman’s growing urge — from puberty onwards to menopause — to conceive before her childbearing years are over. New research shows that there’s more truth to this phrase than you might think. «The very subtle sound prime of a ticking clock changed the timing with which women sought to have children and the traits they sought in potential partners — both central aspects of women’s mating-related psychology,» says one researcher.