“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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This book was so bad and so stereotypical that I had to put it down numerous times. I learned more about myself from this book than I did from an entire semester of Gynecology! Believe me, this scientific material is much more valuable to understanding how the other gender functions than a book like “Men are from Mars and women are from Venus”. Having long decried supposed gender differences and endorsed a faith in the universality of reason, much of what Dr.

And now I will stop jabbering and let you get to reading the book The intensity of female pubescent friendships therefore also has a biochemical basis. Academic feminists have given mixed rbain to The Female Brain.

This book needs to luann back to ! Feb 04, Kimberley rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Nov 13, Rosytown rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Rather than giving us the real cognitive science studies, she turns again and again to a few of her patients which represents a statistically insignificant population to extract subjective observations which go from becoming theories, to broad sweeping generalizations, to “facts” as you advance through the chapters.

I do recommend this book for women first and foremost, so that they know what they’re and what beain will be going through, and how to make use of it all. It’s a crying shame. Oh, the masses who read this and loved it! Some great quotes presented in this literary masterpiece: Warning, put that cup down and femzle that bite “Social reputation is often a factor in male assessment, since the most reproductively successful males also need to pick women who will mate only with them.


You know what I stopped reading this book on page As more women are rising up in the ranks of businesses, guess what, rates of women sexually harassing male employees are going up as well.

If you have attempted to read this book before and came away with a bad taste in your mouth maybe you ought to try again open mindedly. lpuann

Aug 07, Pages Buy. Men, on the other hand, have more processors in the amygdala, a part of the brain which regulates fear and aggression. Delusions of Gender https: I could find just as many examples from my preschoolers of cases where the boys displayed better behavior and the girls were manipulative and exlclusive. I’m more interested in how they know and how they evaluate what they see and feel and how that differs from the way I see myself. Evan Balaban and Rebecca M.

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Many of the “facts” this books provides are also very questionable. Return to Book Page.

The Female Brain

I now find myself looking at Louisa and thinking how her brain is begging for reassurance that she’s doing ‘it’ right. One other basic brain difference is noteworthy. What this book is, is an attempt to understand the circuitry of the female brain; which, hasn’t been thourou On what I found out about the female brain: 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.

Louanne 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.

And her justification about why less women enter into science and math professions totally ignores the documented fact of stereotype threat that goes into effect when women go against expected female behavior. Jan 23, Jennie rated it did not like it Shelves: Please do not believe what is said in this book before you check the references.


How does estrogen protect brain cells? I usually read two books if their subject matter allows me to not keep with it the whole time.

The numbers had been taken from a book by a self-help guru and were incorrect. In most science books I read there are either footnotes or superscripts that connect a statement stated in the book to the corresponding source in the bibliography. In the end the angry outburst gets more attention and therefore a diagnose occurs, while a quiet child is hardly seen as problematic, and therefore no source of that favorable behavior is sought.

The Female Brain : Louann Brizendine :

Why exactly does the loss of a friendship feel so catastrophic to a teenage girl, and why is her group so important to louajn We focus on here on some of her insights regarding the infant and pubescent female brain.

This book is amazing. This is how bad science gets spread Sus conclusiones son demasiado similares a las convenciones sociales de los 50′ para mi tranquilidad las ciencias son para los hombres y las humanidades y el contacto social para las mujeres-sic! Furthermore, you know she wants to be taken seriously when she keeps repeating this claim to fame every few pages and also reminds you of all the thousands of cases she has seen brrain working at her clinic.

They must be great brizendinr indeed. Brizendine notes that until puberty, boys and girls are exactly the same in mathematical or scientific achievement.

Well, if that’s the case, then an experiment conducted in NY proved that the brain is actually brkzendine in a person’s neck and not the head. But it came to her notice that, up until puberty, depression rates between boys and girls are the same. We are used to thinking of this longing as only psychological, but it’s actually physical.

Destined to become a classic