“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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This becomes more evident as she tue the research to prove her point. HOWEVER, she takes a very stereotypical view of women and does not make any allowances for women whose behavior is di This book pissed me off more than anything I’ve read in a long time.

Men want to ensure their paternity but also to be able to count on a woman’s brzin skills to make sure that their offspring thrive. On the positive side of things, I found small pockets of th There are two things that you MUST know before reading this book.

Being married to a researcher makes me more aware of these “research omissions. Science and society have made much further leaps and bounds than our slowly evolving bodies and it will be quite a while before we make that next evolutionary leap. Innately sexist and ignores social construction of gender.

She had a very chatty, we’re all girlfriends here so I don’t have to explain things kind of attitude with the reader. Then looking at myself, current owner of the ‘mommy brain’. Many of the “facts” this books provides are also very questionable.


The Female Brain

Return to Book Page. She may not realize he’s just bored and wants to get back to his video game. A fantastic guide from a heavyweight academic. Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M. Views Read Edit View history. When was it conducted? The Female Brain 3 17 Aug 24, Feb 04, Kimberley rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Dec 07, Heather rated it liked it.

The best femael can often hope for is that he is an attentive listener. I hear that may be annoying Aug 07, Pages. Here a linguistics professor from the University of Pennsylvania fact-checks a short passage from “The Female Brain” and finds no evidence to support the book’s claims about women talking more than men: To be honest, I didn’t like it at first when she started talking about females as super human beings, and how we men are just simply limited Hey, I have to be a little defensive!

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.

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. Brizendine later made some concessions to those who felt that this book overemphasised gender-based differences, saying: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

She explains the neurological structures of the brain, and then she goes into an anecdote as if it confirms what she thought about the expression of the brain structure. Okay, this is serious. 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.


This book pissed me off more than anything I’ve read in a long time. Wow — I think I need a little more information before I can accept that line of reasoning.

I truly hope that readers are smart enough to disregard these obvious misrepresentations.

I used to be one of these hyper feminist bra burning individuals, then I turned However, her mix of challenging claims and anecdotal exemplifications of them worked very well towards making what could have been a very dull exercise into something fun and memorable. Very good and useful book too! The Female Brain has seven chapters, each one of which is dedicated to a specific part of a woman’s life such as pubertymotherhood, and menopauseor a specific dimension of a women’s emotional life such as feelings, love and trustand sex.

This fact was once interpreted as meaning that women were not as smart lokann men.

The Female Brain : Louann Brizendine :

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 fsmale anticipation of retaliation. However, I can completely understand why many woman are outraged by such a book. In fact, I think the last thing I hated this much was Sharp Teeth.

Now she seeks to share oouann hard-won knowledge with a wider audience. It’s also amazing that the book has been edited down to only pages.

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