From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling. Louann Brizendine, author of “The Female Brain,” examines the gulf between the sexes, this time from the male side. The cover of “The Male Brain” by psychiatrist Louann Brizendine, known for her bestseller “The Female Brain.” REUTERS/Broadway Books.

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Nor do I find it entertaining to watch other people do violent things. Men also have larger processors in the core of the most primitive area of the brain, which registers fear and triggers protective aggression — the amygdala. It does level off some when puberty is completed.

Yes, our hormones and other subconscious aspects of our brain have an effect, but we’re not the monkeys of the studies she cited; we’re humans with consciousness, reason, morals and at least a little self-control. I have more faith in men. And we have then taken that natural push that everyone has to procreate, and by cultural means or whatever, have turned sex into something else.

Buy the Audiobook Download: I read this book to try to better understand my dad, my husband, my largely male coworkers and to a lesser extent my son. During this time, advances in genetics, electrophysiology and noninvasive brain-mapping technology have ignited a revolution in neuroscientific research and theory.

Very easy to read, but based on very shaky grounds. She mentioned at the close of this book that she feels there are many misconceived notions about males, and she would like to be a person that helps those notions fall by the wayside. Gaining a deeper understanding of biological gender differences can also help to dispel the simplified and negative stereotypes of masculinity that both women and men have come to accept.


All these words make my head hurt. I now know from my 25 years of research and clinical work that both men and women have a deep misunderstanding of the biological and social instincts that drive the other sex. It also tends to state the results of various studies as facts, while actual studies will usually have outliers and only certain percent differences between the trial conditions.

After reading both of these books, the notion that gender is a purely social construct will collapse under the weight of reasoned argument and biological fact. Oct 22, Sanar Samad rated it it was ok. They have to fight. And along the way, you will pick up some valuable tips to help you understand, appreciate and connect with the men in your life.

Food aid stolen as Yemen starves. I recommend this book to both men and women. There is more of a case study approach, which can feel padded with fluff to me, in books of this sort. It presents research findings from the spectacular advances over the past decade in our understanding of developmental neuroendocrinology, genetics, and molecular neuroscience.

In its worst example, it explicates romantic attraction as if it were basically just a matter of lining up pheromones and seeing what matches; it takes complex human interactions and tries to reduce them to simple chemistry.

Oct 04, Cheryl rated it it was ok Shelves: The book was awful.

And suppose such men exist; they must be pretty rare, right? However, he tried giving her well-intentioned advice to solve her problems. They grow up with the pressure to suppress their fear and pain, to hide their softer emotions, to stand confidently in the face of challenge.

That thinking drives me nuts.

It is great to read a book that is pages followed by another pages of notes, references and index, instead of the more typical book that rambles on for pages and doesn’t say much of anything. It hhe out to not be quite as bad as I feared, but it does have a lot of the flaws I expected. Anyways, nice try, but jeepers, step back a few paces.


She would have brizensine of that. I also felt that a lot of the information presented was skewed to a Western perspective.

“Male Brain” book sheds light on how men think

I really didn’t want to put it down. Bangladesh prime minister denies accusations of rigged vote. There are a few parts where the author describes scenes along with what’s happening in the brain At one mal, the author explicitly stated that a man couldn’t help looking at a woman’s breasts; sor I wanted to find something eye-opening or enlightening in this book. This Sometimes half the truth is worse than a lie.

The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D. | : Books

So our culture and how we are taught to behave plays a big role in shaping and re-shaping our brains. Faced with a personal problem, a man will use his analytical brain structures, not his emotional ones, to find a solution. And the answers may surprise you.

Evan Balaban and Rebecca M. It talked about why video games are cooler for boys and men. I found the book very eye opening and enlightening, it was even more fun to read it with my husband, Nick! I’d say far from excluding gay and gender gender nonconforming men.

Men also have larger brain centers for muscular action and aggression. Trump immoral, doesn’t tell the truth: May 23, AnnARegina Enyedi rated it it was amazing. I’d recommend it especially to those who have sons they don’t understand. The Male Brain provides interesting insight on why men sometimes act the way they do, and how their hormone levels fluctuate throughout life.