“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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Being married to a researcher makes me more aware of these “research omissions. She also maintains that women are not worse at femake or science, they just prefer to be in more social environments- and though I’m taking it out of context a little, that nearly made me holler with incredulity and rage.

With many additional insights into the male brain, this is a book for everyone.

How many subjects were tested? No one can do it like Malcolm though, so the lack is obvious. This book needs no parody. Brizendine describes a rat experiment wherein researchers rubbed a local anesthetic on a mother rat’s mammaries.

The effect of these chemicals is to give a teenage girl a great need for, and pleasure in, gossiping, shopping, exchanging secrets, experimenting with clothing and hair styles — anything that involves connecting and communicating.

Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? 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.

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. Brkzendine normally do not read books like this, but it is so worth it. I’m more interested in how they know and how they evaluate what they see and feel and how that differs from the way I see myself.


The intensity of female pubescent friendships therefore also has a biochemical basis. Please try again later. Published August 1st by Morgan Road Books first published By Louann Brizendine, M.

Oh, the masses who read this and loved it! View all 77 comments.

That said, it is for a trade audience so it is understandable that some of the more technical elements might have been left out. I think any pe Chauvinists around the world will thank Dr. When was it conducted? First off, I’m not in the target audience intended by the author, as I understand this book is written for women. I could find just as many examples from my preschoolers of cases where the boys displayed better behavior and the girls were manipulative and exlclusive.

My mom recommended it, I think, because she was overjoyed to discover a scientific rationale for her new-found post-menopausal selfishness which I think is a good thing for her Such information is conveniently left unmentioned throughout the book in order not to trouble readers’ minds with cumbersome facts. There are good, interesting, legitimate, useful facts brziendine this book- and I fmeale find some wonderfully informative tidbits.

And its profound scientific understanding of the nature and experience of the female brain continues to guide women as they pass through life stages, to help brizendone better understand the girls and women in their lives, and to illuminate the delicate emotional machinery of a love relationship. Not all the way through. The femzle deals more in research and neorology than anything btain references in the back take up a big portion of the book.

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Her attitude for handling life in the face of what she seems to think are insurmountable hormones, is to medicate it all away. Brizejdine is well-known that girls usually begin speaking sometime before boys, thanks to the more well-developed language circuitry of the their brains. It made me wonder what my personality would be left with once I didn’t have any hormones? It’s also amazing that the book has been edited down to only pages.


The Female Brain

Cave men don’t want slutty women to hook up with. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and learned a lot by reading it. In the same period, these abilities do not grow at all in boys. Biochemically, the male brain is now significantly different from a female one, and by the time the first half of the pregnancy is over, the differences between male and female brains are mostly set. This book is about the brain chemistry of hrizendine woman think they way that they do and does not at all intend to make anyone some superior or inferior in the relationship.

Laura look like a raging feminist. Is sadness for a woman the same thing as sadness for me? Louanne Liuann successfully made me end up feeling as though I had no real purpose beyond being a passive, estrogen filled receptacle, fated to mate, care for young, keep the cave clean, calm aggressive males, and give up the pursuits that actually interest me in favor of the biological inevitability of being a mommy.

Aug 31, Jen O’Brien rated it it was amazing. However, my approach to this book was to understand any scientific advances in the field of biology that finds interesting difference between the sexes.

It is infinitely interesting and lends an amazing insight into how we as women function on a daily basis. Our hormones are literally changing daily, and these hormones have a huge impact on how we feel.