The Female Brain (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Aug 7, 2007 - Science - 304 pages
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Every brain begins as a female brain. It only becomes male eight weeks after conception, when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center, reduces the hearing cortex, and makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large.

Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love. Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why

• A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened

• A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks and talking on the phone

• Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain once every couple of days but enter a man’s brain about once every minute

• A woman knows what people are feeling, while a man can’t spot an emotion unless somebody cries or threatens bodily harm

• A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man

Women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.

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User Review  - Hilal Seven - Goodreads

Now , there is no reason for men to say ' we don't understand women ' ! This book changed my mind and life.. I think all the women needs to read this book and the men who love them too.. Brilliant and usefull. It compares the brains of woman and man. I really love it ! Read full review

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User Review  - Jen O'Brien - Goodreads

I think that a lot of people are up in arms about a book that they clearly don't understand. This book is about the brain chemistry of why woman think they way that they do and does not at all intend ... Read full review

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, M.D., a neuropsychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco, is the founder of the Women’s and Teen Girls’ Mood and Hormone Clinic. She was previously on faculty at the Harvard Medical School and is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine and the University of California, Berkeley, in neurobiology. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and son.

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