Great information and I learned so much. 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. It was only pages! In the short time it took me to read it, I observed females and the way they interact in comparison to males. Don’t have a Kindle? Book ratings by Goodreads. Worse, the science is poor, relying mostly on case study from private practice and completely irrelevant animal studies giving 0 background on studies.

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The Female Brain: Louann Brizendine: : Books

These hormones in turn are determined by a combination of genetics and rearing but developed over time as a reaction to evolutionary necessities. And she seems very found of the animals experiments and finds no problem applying them on humans as if they are only driven by their biological needs and have no brain. Read more Read less. Also I still see this book featured in barnes and noble Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.

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louann brizendine female brain

And as I said, since many of these statements she uses have no scientific merit, what about the references in the back? 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. Don’t bother to worry about the effects these drugs might have on her developing brain.


The Female Brain

It’s clear in what was said in the introduction, that Louann Brizendine probably got a healthy advance for this book and that a lot of people were involved to make it happen.

Read by Louann Brizendine, M. Feb 21, Chloe rated it did not like it Shelves: While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Louann Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data in existence on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. From an experiment we also know that oxytocin is naturally released in the brain after a twenty-second hug from a partner- sealing the bond between huggers and triggering the brain’s trust circuits.

louann brizendine female brain

Great information and I learned so much. On the positive side of things, I found small pockets of the book mildly interesting. This leads in her book that people fall in love when they find the best helthy and shapely other one, and become monogamous or polygamous according to theirs genes tall!!

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. But her male brizensine book continues to suffer as she minimizes the gifts of masculinity and sometimes uses poor analogies that perpetuate myths.

louann brizendine female brain

She also reveals the neurological explanations behind why In no way is louanm book fluff, which is what someone coming across the title, and in light of its mainstream success, might think.

Louann Brizendine has done a great favour for every man who wants to understand the puzzling women in his life. See and discover other items: Oh, the masses who read this and loved it! And since that wouldn’t have been interesting and grist-to-the-mill, the author chose the previous one, without much care about truthfulness.


Braib books can be used as “self-help” books are budding adults, whether they are young men, young women or young couples.

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Brizendins times it read like a womens magazine article to uplift women. It made me wonder what my personality would be left with once I didn’t have any hormones?

But the original research doesn’t really say that. I had such a great time watching Brizendine try to get me to take her seriously and every few pages evoked quite a femxle laughs.

Well, let’s empathize with her, it’s her first volume. Firstly, it constantly talks about proximate rather than distal causes as in “estrogen triggers this circuit during this time that causes this”.

The Female Brain : Louann Brizendine :

The content should probably be required reading at some point in a woman’s life. We are used to thinking of this longing as only psychological, but it’s actually physical. Womens suffrage in the past is acknowledged by everyone but men dying in wars to save nations, braij hard labor and dying young also needs to be considered.

This is how bad science gets spread Review quote “Finally, a satisfying answer to Freud’s question: