“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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Feb 12, Amanda Root rated it it was amazing. Scientists speculate that though a woman is slower to act out of anger, once her faster verbal circuits get going, they can cause her to unleash a barrage of angry words that a man cant match. The train wreck started with the initial characterization of the hormones. About Louann Brizendine, M. I’d like to believe that the strong, smart and capable women in my life are more than just constructs of their current hormonal flux.

I’m finding myself recommending this book to everyone–female and male. Why exactly does the loss of a friendship feel so catastrophic to a teenage girl, and why is her group so important to her?

What you don’t know, however, is why someone who claims to be so experienced relies solely on anonymous studies and personal anecdotes about herself, unidentified friends, and nameless patients besides one biochemistry professor who was a pole dancer in college as the basis for generalizations for the behavior of ALL women and men. In summary, in the teen years the differing hormonal affects on the brain cause males and females to go off in different directions: She also does a bit of the same for the male gender and it is really very eye Okay, this is serious.

We will not always agree, but there is something beautiful in that.

This writing itself is awful — an overly breezy example of the worst of pop science. Instead, teach her that she is powerless over her fleeting whims and how she can use that as an awesome justification for doing whatever the heck she wants whenever she wants. The numbers had been taken from a book by a self-help guru and were incorrect.


Brizendine describes a rat experiment wherein researchers rubbed a local anesthetic on a mother rat’s mammaries. What we’re left with is a book that’s groundbreaking, informative, interesting, important, helpful, humorous, tells a story, and is just fun. People not only like to come to me for gender advice, but also test my boundaries on “gender roles. Overall it’s a good book to challenge the way we think about sex differences and the whole nature vs.

See 1 question about The Female Brain…. We ALL need to read this, and we need to get our significant others to read it, too.

The Female Brain

She just doesn’t keep reminding the reader of the exceptions. Laura look like a raging feminist. Jan 23, Jennie rated it did not like it Shelves: Feb 21, Chloe rated it did not like it Shelves: She may not realize he’s just bored and wants to get back to his video game. Don’t bother your pretty little emotional wreck of a head with math and science you are just not wired to understand it anyway.

It is not lack of aptitude that makes tthe stay out of these fields, but brain-driven attitudes to the work involved. There’s not much scientif The 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.

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Could the hormonal changes to girls in the early teenage years might make them suddenly more prone to getting depressed? The field of brain sex differences has received a huge boost through brain scanning and imaging technologies which actually allow us to see the workings of the brain in real time.

Brizendine’s message could be summed up by saying, “Women aren’t responsible for their actions. It is well-known that girls usually begin speaking sometime before boys, thanks to the more well-developed language circuitry of the their brains. And I’m sure every teenage boy thinks about sex two hundred forty times during the four hours that he spends taking the SAT.


On the positive side of things, I found small pockets of th There are two things that you MUST know before reading this book. They must be great prodigies indeed. Just reporting findings is fine in these kind of books, but they should at least make a coherent argument. She uses repetitive, inaccurate, and irritatingly childish analogies that are poorly chosen- to illustrate unsound hypotheses. Jun 05, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? And this piece of drivel was way worse.

It only becomes male eight weeks after conception, when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center, reduces the hearing cortex, and makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large. It’s simplified and generalized. I think that a feamle of people are up in arms about a book that they clearly don’t understand. The Washington Post August 20, Quotes from The Female Brain.

Accessible, fun and compelling, and based on more than three decades of research, The Female Brain will help women to better understand rbizendine – and the men in their lives. I usually read two books if their subject matter allows me to not keep with it the whole time.

The Female Brain is a science book that discusses the physical and psychological aspects of the female brain. In no way is this book fluff, which is what someone coming across the title, and in light of its mainstream success, might think. 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.

She explains the neurological structures of the brain, and then she goes into an anecdote as if it confirms what she thought about the expression of the brain structure.

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