“I’ve found I can change the conversation at any social gathering by mentioning Louann Brizendine’s book, The Female Brain.” —David Brooks, New York Times. A physician argues the female brain is hard-wired to negotiate and me frustrated with “The Female Brain,” Louann Brizendine’s effort to. Since Dr. Brizendine wrote The Female Brain ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This New York Times bestseller has been.

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Men think about sex once a minute while women think about it a maximum of three times per day? This comprehensive new look at the hormonal roller coaster that rules women’s lives down to the cellular level, “a user’s guide to new research about the female brain and the neurobehavioral systems that make us women,” offers a trove of information, as well as some stunning insights.

Often when I see a couple who are not communicating well, the problem I see is that the man’s brain’s circuits push him frequently and quickly to an angry, aggressive reaction, and the woman feels frightened and shuts down. It was really educational and insightful. Read by Louann Brizendine, M. All women–and the men who love them–should read this book. On top of her science being suspect and her tone being patronizing s bullshit her style rather sucked too.

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How does oxytocin create feelings of relaxation? None of these questions even get asked. When she tries to support her claims with scientific data, she is very specific; for instance, a Swiss experiment proved that oxytocin acts as a pleasure stimulant for the brain. I felt a bit “meh” about the book Tue takeaway from this book is that the average woman is a hyper-sensitive control freak ruled by hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, testosterone in the same way that some people feel they’re controlled by the movement of the stars.


Her evidence for this?

The Female Brain

I particularly read the part on puberty and perio-menopause with great interest, since that’s where the females in our household are right now. Retrieved 19 August Dec 30, Heather rated it did not like it Recommends it for: And that the best parts of myself, are also a product of my hormones. Typically the expression of autism is louaann between boys and girls, due to how the different genders are conditioned to socially interact, a boy with autism is more likely to have a angry outburst while the girl is more likely louaann be reserved and quiet.

Hard science it is not. However, my approach to this book was to understand any scientific advances in the field of biology that finds interesting difference between the sexes. Sure enough, I could identify with a lot of things that were being discussed in the text. It was fascinating to learn about the different areas of the brain that develop more fully in a female vs.

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Then of course you should read The Female Brain, which is As the parts of the brain where sexual thought and behavior is generated is two and a half times larger in the male, this is not surprising. I understand the way men think now too, and have actually saved myself a lot of heart ache and stress by not wasting a lot of hurt and emotion on misreading things my fiance says and does. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Aug 07, Pages Buy.


Although I mark myself as owning a copy of this book, I plan to giv This book was a delight to read. We focus on here on some of her insights regarding the infant and pubescent female brain.

While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Louann Brizendine discovered that almost all of the loouann data in existence birzendine neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males.

I think any person with a decent education understands that brain chemistry is a huge factor in human behavior. Many of the “facts” this books provides are also very questionable. It freaks me out that it’s so easy for opinions to be treated as absolute fact, that this can be published and uncritically adopted bymany yikes?

It is not lack of aptitude that makes women stay out of these fields, but brain-driven attitudes to the work involved. It reads like a long magazine article written in a chatty style which among other things is directed towards an exclusively female audience.