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

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by Louann Brizendine, Susan Wels
     
 

Every brain begins as a female brain. 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.

Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique

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Overview

Every brain begins as a female brain. 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.

Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who 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 whom they’ll love. Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why

• A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened

• A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks and talking on the phone

• Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain once every couple of days but enter a man’s brain about once every minute

• A woman knows what people are feeling, while a man can’t spot an emotion unless somebody cries or threatens bodily harm

• A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man

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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