The Female Brain / Edition 1
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The Female Brain / Edition 1

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by Louann Brizendine, Susan Wels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0767920090

ISBN-13: 9780767920094

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Crown/Archetype

Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men can't remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages.

Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings together…  See more details below

Overview

Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men can't remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages.

Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and who they love. 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 clinical data in existence on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the overwhelming need for information on the female mind, Brizendine established the first clinic in the country to study and treat women's brain function.

In The Female Brain, Dr. Brizendine distills all her findings and the latest information from the scientific community in a highly accessible book that educates women about their unique brain/body/behavior.

The result: women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean, communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767920094
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Makes Us Women1
1The Birth of the Female Brain11
2Teen Girl Brain31
3Love and Trust57
4Sex: The Brain Below the Belt77
5The Mommy Brain95
6Emotion: The Feeling Brain117
7The Mature Female Brain135
Epilogue: The Future of the Female Brain159
Appendix 1The Female Brain and Hormone Therapy165
Appendix 2The Female Brain and Postpartum Depression181
Appendix 3The Female Brain and Sexual Orientation185
Notes189
References211
Index271

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The Female Brain 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is is very well-written. It is easy to read for beginers and to understand. Brizendine used several examples, some of which were funny. It is extremely interesting and captivating. Not only women should should this but men as well, you might learn a thing or two!
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this book brings focus to many differences between men and women, it does concentrate on a lot of stereotypes which have been empirically proven not to be real. The book is unjustified in many of the stereotypical assumptions it confirms, for example, that men cannot recognize emotion while women can. It oversimplifies situations instead of allowing for multiple explanations for certain trends. It is a good read to understand what many people will believe to be the problem however, as long as one maintains critical thinking throughout reading this , then one will find this book far more useful.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it to my wife, and we winced and laughed as we came to some recognition of events over our 45 years of marriage. Thank you Dr. Brizendine! This is a must read for husbands and wives, fathers and mothers!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will leave you truly fascinated with the female brain. Provides good read for everyone. You don't have to be a women's studies major, a man looking to score women, or a neuroscience lover to like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very intriguing! The author combines a scientific work with a narrative that will keep you captivated until the end. The book looks at the female brain, with a few comparisons to the male counterpart, from early development to postmenopausal and analyses what is occurring and influencing the brain's functions at these various stages. One of the best parts of this book is that the author has the credentials and studies to support her research. I would highly recommend this book to both men and women!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After a very long wait for both thos book and the recognition, women can at last begin to understand why we don't seem to understand men. Like everything else in life, it is our brain. This book does an outstanding job explaining the intricacies of both the brain itself and of its chemical messagers, the neurotransmitters. The author is able to put the newest information in neuroscience into easy to understand language and has writen about a very complex subject in a very readable manner. Overall, I was overjoyed to have lived long enough to finally hear a female scientist state that we are indeed very different from males.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a woman I have to disagree with the many generalizations in this book. I found many of them to be very untrue. I don't think the author has taken into consideration that many of these behaviors come out in women who are very unhappy. Drugging themselves isn't going to solve the problem, although it may make them feel better. I have not read the male version of this book, and I don't think I will either. It will likely excuse all their behaviors with testoterone, hormones and other brain activity. This book did not take into consideration environement at all either. I give it three stars, because I think that's about how much of the overall answer to women's behavior that it contained. a good 2 stars worth was missing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find this book very unflattering to women, mildly informative and beleaguered with sweeping generalizations. What do we know? Yes women are moody ¿ emotional roller coasters ¿ wired to blow their fuse at the drop of a misperception or doubt and are emotionally out of control. Now women, who for centuries have been accused of having no accountability and sense of reason, are being told by this researcher that all they need to do is to pop a pill and they will be contented and complacent. We will all be able have acceptable female friends, female partners, wives, waitresses and window washers, albeit stoned Stepford Wives. The tears will be replaced with calm and cool, and we will be capable of getting on to the next level of business without the fearsome Carries and Camilles. With regard to women¿s intuition and keen sense of perception, clearly the author leaves out the proposition, that woman by nature (as she herself supposes) are nurturing, and needing of approval and acceptance, and are looking harder and longer for anything that would smack of approval or disapproval, and in vigorously doing so are going to find a flaw or inconsistency. Let¿s not confuse trouble making with table tapping. I think this book does an injustice to the centuries of social pressure and brainwashing put upon women who have become convinced that, without drugs, they have no control over their emotions. It underplays the role of drugless self-analysis and confidence building. On the subject of the male brain, she suggests that that is ¿another book¿. Okay somebody, get with it and let¿s even the playing field. Perhaps a more balanced comparative study would make for better sense of this issue.