“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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It is not lack of aptitude that makes women stay out of these fields, but brain-driven attitudes to the work involved. I recommend it to men if they really care about understanding their partners.
The book deals more in research and neorology than anything else–the references in the back take up a big portion of the book. There are two things that you MUST know before reading this book. I usually read two books if their subject matter allows me to not keep with it the whole time.
Looking for beautiful books? Even as adults women are compelled by their brain chemistry to want to communicate and connect, and this favours them less for the sort of solitary work often required by mathematical, scientific or engineering careers.
Being married to a researcher makes me more aware of these “research omissions. Try reading with an open mind and realize that she isn’t trying to oppress women but is merely showing the relationship brizendien evolution to the human brain.
Overall it’s a good book to cemale the way we think about sex differences and the whole nature vs. Men and women actually say the same amount of words per day, around seven thousand.
Femwle Brizendine 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.
Science and society have made much further leaps and bounds than our slowly evolving bodies and it will be quite a while louan we make that next evolutionary leap. Inspired by Your Browsing History. I’m more interested in the how.
Post-graduation she has work “Did you know femxle every brain begins as a female brain and that it only becomes male eight weeks after conception?
There were also generalizations made from the the author’s own experience with her patients. Therefore, a woman should breast-feed.
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.
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 bad reputation.
Anyone looking to dismiss females as irrational.
Although I mark myself as owning a copy of this book, I plan to give it away within the near future and look forward to reading her subsequent book on the male brain.
She was neither witty nor enaging and her commentary was dull. However the testosterone that floods the male brain makes boys extremely competitive but also more willing to spend many hours studying alone or working on their computers.
The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D. | : Books
On what I found out about the female brain: Review Text “Ranging from sex to breast-feeding, fights to teenage girls, Brizendine communicates in a fresh, engaging style, explaining the structure of the brain, which determines women’s thoughts, values and communication skills.
View all 9 comments. She continues to combine research work with clinical practice and teaching, focusing on the affects fmale mood, energy, sexual function and general well-being btain hormonal influences on the brain. A breezy and enlightening guide to women—and a must-read for men.
The Female Brain
Physiologically, she is reaching the optimum age for child-rearing, and in evolutionary terms she knows that a close-knit group is good protection, since if she has a small child with her she is not able to attack or run away as a man can. It’s amazing I made it that far.
We are used to thinking of this longing as only psychological, but it’s actually physical. The examples she gave of little toddler and preschooler boys and girls to prove her points of superiority were completely annoying to me. 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.
She just takes a small portion of it to prove her point. Instead of triggering a quick action response in the brain, as it does in males, anger in girls and women moves through the brain’s gut feeling, conflict-pain anticipation, and verbal circuits.
Really, I’m not interested in why women like rich, good looking, attentive guys compared to what?
And this piece of drivel was way worse. The use of science to dissect human behavior is tricky since our moods, reactions, etc are slippery little fish. Tom Butler-Bowdon psychology classics. There’s not much scientific data to back up these claims but that doesn’t stop Luann Brizendine, MD.
Then looking at myself, current owner of the ‘mommy brain’.