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A few things I didn’t like about it: This is how bad science gets spread So, this lifestyle worked in favor of the female brain and even created a biological safety net for females to manage their stress hormones. This author is a neuropsychiatrist and she analyzes how we women rbain in easy to understand language and why we do the things we do with regard to our moods, our biology and our evolutionary inclinations.

Emphasizes on biological determinism which is a major contributing factor into women’s oppression. Read by Louann Brizendine, M.

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 men better understand the girls and women in their lives, and to illuminate the delicate emotional machinery of a love relationship.

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Feb 21, Chloe rated it did not like it Shelves: What this book is, is an attempt to understand the circuitry of the female brain; which, hasn’t been thourou On what I found out about the female brain: 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.

While I do think that it was a worthwhile read, I wish the author had delved a bit deeper than she did. I was left feeling like the worst parts of myself are all controlled by my hormones. Open Preview See a Problem? Delusions of Gender https: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus plus amygdala drawings and synapses. No trivia or quizzes yet. And this piece of drivel was way worse.


The oxytocin-dopamine rush once again suppresses anxiety and skepticism and reinforces the love circuits in the brain. She also does a bit of the same for the male gender and it is really very eye-opening. Believe me, this scientific material is much more valuable to understanding how the other gender functions than a book like “Men are from Mars and women are from Venus”.

Sure enough, I could identify with a lot of things that were being discussed in the text. I would think that has little value insofar as anecdotal evidence versus statistical evidence is considered in science.

Brizemdine not much scientific data to back up these claims but that doesn’t stop Luann Brizendine, MD.

Brizendine on an episode of the HumanCurrent podcast. There were also generalizations made from the the author’s own experience with her patients. Thanks to this book, my mother and I hug more often in order to secrete oxytocin so she doesn’t abandon me. It made me wonder what my personality would be left with once I didn’t have any hormones? Louann Brizendine uses clinical research and the experience of counseling patients to examine how the many various hormones flowing through a woman’s body may affect their actions and behavior.

On the positive side of things, I found small pockets of the book mildly interesting. These hormones in turn are determined by a combination of genetics and rearing but developed over time as a reaction to evolutionary necessities.

The Female Brain

How to Use Conversation for Profit and Pleasure. While exploring this question further, we learned from Dr. The feale that the author uses them, to support her theory, in my opinion, makes her the book lose all credibility. Dec 15, Jason Koivu rated it really liked it Shelves: Activities such as caressing, kissing, gazing, hugging, and orgasm can replenish the chemical bond of love and trust in the brain.

Dispatched from the UK in 1 brizendlne day When will my order arrive? Aug 07, Minutes. The use of science to dissect human behavior is tricky since our moods, reactions, etc are slippery little fish.

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The Female Brain

Accessible, fun and compelling, and based on more than three decades of research, The Female Brain will help women to better understand themselves – and the men in their lives. I find I can often forgive this shortcoming if their science is sound and interestingbut sadly Louanne Brizendine briznedine to rely on her own personal experience from cases she has observed tge and vague, undocumented, anecdotal “evidence” almost exclusively. Looking for More Great Reads? The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine.

This book pissed me off more than anything I’ve demale in a long time. Description In this groundbreaking book, Dr Louann Brizendine describes the uniquely flexible structure of the female brain and its constant, dynamic state of change – the key difference that separates it from that of the male – and reveals how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love.

Also I still see this book featured in barnes and noble Dec 30, Heather rated it did not like it Recommends thf for: One such ‘fact’, regarding the usage of words per day has been removed in current printings due to it’s inaccuracy. If Melissa had immediately gone to bed with Rob or showed off to him about all the guys she has had, his Stone Age brain might have judged that she would be unfaithful or had a fmeale reputation.

I can buy the basic premise. Evan Balaban and Rebecca M.

It reads like a long magazine article written in a chatty style which among other things is directed towards an exclusively female audience.

View all 76 comments. It was really educational and i I mostly really liked this book.