“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 continues into oluann, with women speaking on average 20, words a day and men averaging only around 7, Dec 07, Heather rated it liked it. Oh and here is a big one: Click to see reader views or to buy. The book deals more in research and neorology than anything else–the references in the back take up a big femalr of the book. That said, it is for a trade audience so it is understandable that some of the more technical elements might have been left out.

Tom Butler-Bowdon psychology classics. And thus, you can discount them whenever you want.

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I now find myself looking at Louisa and thinking how her brain is begging for reassurance that she’s doing ‘it’ right. View all 8 comments.

Final comments Brizendine began her career in psychiatric work and later moved to neurology. I tried reading this and just absolutely couldn’t feale it was so fucking dumb. Yes, you read it correctly. That is a twisting of data and leaving out social behaviors and expectations out of identifying children on the autistic spectrum. And this piece of drivel was way worse.

Dr Brizendine describes the various stages of the female brain, from fetus through menopause and all the changes in between. I thought this book was an interesting exploration of the specific structures of the female brain. However, brizrndine with this knowledge, it is possible to break the cycle of mother-infant stress.

Why my moods change so much throughout the month, why the week after my period is when I feel the best. Instead of triggering a quick action response in lounan brain, as it does in males, anger in girls and women moves through the brain’s gut feeling, conflict-pain anticipation, and verbal circuits. First off, I’m not in the target audience intended by the author, as I understand this book is written for women. All women–and the men who love them–should read this book.


So, after fairly little but thorough deliberation I genuinely took this book to the trash shoot and threw it in the dumpster. This is when bfizendine testosterone shrinks the communication centre, reduces the hearing cortex and makes the part of thw brain that processes sex twice as large.

The Female Brain

It freaks me out that it’s so easy for opinions to be treated as absolute fact, that this can be published and uncritically adopted bymany yikes? Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Please for the love of sanity read this book and really try to understand the science behind claims and studies and don’t just buy into it because it feels true without any real meat of evidence to add to the claims. And her justification about why less women enter into science and math professions totally ignores the documented fact of stereotype threat that goes into effect when women go against expected female behavior.

Part of me thinks I should finish the book because I should know what is inside. While Luoann do think that it was a worthwhile read, I wish the author had delved a bit deeper than she did.

For instance she presents a piece of evidence about the monogomous DNA strand which may pre-determine whether you’re more likely to stay with one mate, or try for many. It made me wonder what my personality would be left with once I didn’t have any hormones? How does estrogen protect brain cells? Is your teenage daughter pouty and rebellious? Brizendine did provide femalee 70 pages of notes and references, but readers are sure to be able to take the time to match anecdote with reference number brxin the references are alphabetized without any mention to the chapter brzendine support.

She had a brizenrine chatty, we’re all girlfriends here so I don’t have to explain things kind of attitude with the reader.

Also I still see this book featured in barnes and noble We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


Well, if that’s the case, then an experiment conducted in NY proved that the brain is actually located in a person’s neck and not the head. We will not always agree, but there is something beautiful in that.

Feb 21, Chloe rated it did not like it Shelves: This perhaps is interesting to a clinician, but to the average reader why such a behavior came about as with evolutionary pressures is perhaps more interesting. The train wreck started with the initial characterization of the hormones.

Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? View all 4 comments. Inspired by Your Browsing History. I understand that this woman is a doctor and I get that she thinks she was doing the world a favor by explaining why women are the way they are. Thirdly, I found a lot of passages to be a little preachy. Many reviewers also took it at face value see http: It is not lack of aptitude that makes women stay out of these fields, but brain-driven attitudes to the work involved.

Therefore, a woman should breast-feed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When a woman “bites” her tongue to avoid expressing anger, its not at all socialization. I usually read a lot, and so saying I couldn’t put this book down would be an understatement, but, I didn’t try to read another book while reading this one.

Regardless, I found the entire book entertaining and, admittedly, quite a bit of it to be enlightening, as I imagine it might be to most men. Even if a woman wanted to express her anger right away, often her brain circuits would attempt to hijack this response, to reflect on it first out of fear and anticipation of retaliation.

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