“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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The Female Brain

The brain is virtually in a drug-withdrawal state. Their squeals of delight at seeing friends, and the corresponding panic at being grounded, is also a part of these changes. Anyone looking to dismiss females as irrational.

I usually read a lot, and so saying I couldn’t put this book down would be an understatement, but, I didn’t try to read another book while reading this one. Jan 07, Megan rated it really liked it Shelves: What this book is, is an attempt to understand the circuitry of the female brain; which, hasn’t been thouroughly investigated until thirty years prior to now. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus plus amygdala drawings and synapses.

In no way is this book brizeneine, which is what someone coming across the title, and in light of its mainstream success, might think. The Washington Post August briizendine, The Female Brain was loosely adapted as a romantic comedy movie of the same name in Brizendine’s message could be summed up by saying, “Women aren’t responsible for their actions.


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.

Brizendine says that the human female brain is affected by the following hormones: 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.

Many of the assertions tbe false or a misinterpretation of facts. There’s a lot of research in here and a lot of medical terms that aren’t clearly explained. Please do not believe what is said in this book before you check the references. However, as the book went along, it started having a more moderate and reasonable tone. She just takes a small portion of it to prove her point.

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. Delusions of Gender https: The main thesis of the book is that women ‘s behavior is different from that of men due, in large measure, to hormonal differences. I had such a great time watching Brizendine try brizendien get me to take her seriously and every few pages evoked quite a few laughs.

I tried reading this and just absolutely couldn’t because it was so fucking dumb. Being married to a researcher makes feale more aware of these “research omissions.

Tge wouldn’t be a problem except so many damned brizenidne bought it! It helped me understand why I feel compelled to do certain things and why I so often have trouble understanding my partners seeming obliviousness to my emotional states. 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.


Could the hormonal changes to girls in the early teenage years might make them suddenly more prone to getting depressed? I can prove it with ‘science’!

What we’re left with is a book that’s groundbreaking, informative, interesting, important, helpful, humorous, tells a story, and is just fun. Is your teenage daughter pouty and rebellious?

Sep 26, David Rim rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I am reading a review of this article in Psychology of Women Quarterly, by one of the authors that this Brizendine supposedly sites a lot Nicole Brai, and they are noting how the studies of hers that she sited are taken out of context, misinterpreted and misunderstood.

S I think that a lot of people are up in arms about a book brixendine they clearly don’t understand. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of

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