The Female Brain

Front Cover
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Aug 7, 2007 - Science - 304 pages
21 Reviews
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.


From the Hardcover edition.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
6
3 stars
2
2 stars
2
1 star
5

The Female Brain

User Review  - 2rose - Overstock.com

This book is excellent! I wish it had been written when I was still in my teens. I would recommend this book for both men and women. It is an easy read yet informative. If you have daughters ... Read full review

The Female Brain

User Review  - leftcoastoracle - Overstock.com

I was very disappointed in this book.Instead of offering imperical evidence she sites anecdotes that provide interesting stories but do nothing to support much less prove her contention that gender ... Read full review

All 6 reviews »

Contents

I
1
II
11
III
31
IV
57
V
77
VI
95
VII
117
VIII
135
IX
159
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 1 - Out of the thirty thousand genes in the human genome, the less than one pereent eariation hetween the seses is small.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2007)

, 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.

Bibliographic information