“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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This book was pretty interesting though too chatty in style for me – a common fault of ‘mass market’ science books. Rather than giving us the real cognitive science studies, she turns again and again to a few of her patients which represents a statistically insignificant population to extract subjective observations which go from becoming theories, to broad sweeping generalizations, to “facts” as you advance through the chapters. 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.

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine

Young called The Female Brain a “melodrama” “riddled with scientific errors” and “fail[ing] to meet even the most basic standards of scientific accuracy and balance” and that “human sex differences are elevated almost to the point of creating different species, yet virtually all differences in brain structure, and most differences in behaviour, are characterized by small average differences and a great deal of male—female overlap at the individual level”.


The Female Brain has seven chapters, each one of which is dedicated to a specific part of a woman’s life such as pubertymotherhood, and menopauseor a specific dimension of a women’s emotional life such as feelings, love and trustand sex.

Aug 30, Katie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Feb 12, Amanda Root rated it it was amazing. Final comments Brizendine began her career in psychiatric work and later moved to neurology.

Oh and here is a big one: This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat It’s a crying shame. A lot of it is brain circuitry.

The Female Brain

Review quote “Finally, a satisfying answer to Freud’s question: In summary, in the teen years the differing hormonal affects on the brain cause males and females to go off in different directions: Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.

I stopped braib this book on page During a separation, motivation for reunion can reach a fever pitch in the brain.

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine. With many additional insights into the male brain, this is a book for everyone. Dec 15, Jason Koivu rated it really liked it Shelves: Julie recommended this book to me.

After reading the first volume of Louann Brizendine as well, now I finally understand why many other readers have complained about her being too “feminist” or rude.


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Physiologically, she is reaching the optimum age for child-rearing, and in evolutionary terms she knows that a close-knit group is good protection, since if she has a small child with her she is not able to brani or run away as a man can.

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I am sorry if my initial positive review caused anyone to likewise read it and believe the same distorted views brizendibe women. However, I can completely understand why many woman are outraged by such a book. This continues into adulthood, with women speaking on average 20, words a day and men averaging only around 7, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In The Female Brainneuropsychiatrist Dr. S I think that a lot of people are up in arms about a book that they clearly don’t understand.

This is how bad science gets spread Overall, on an academic scale ofI would give this book a 3. Which is not to say the doctor believes “all” women do this or that.

I used briendine be one of these hyper feminist bra burning individuals, then I turned