From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling. Louann Brizendine, author of “The Female Brain,” examines the gulf between the sexes, this time from the male side. The cover of “The Male Brain” by psychiatrist Louann Brizendine, known for her bestseller “The Female Brain.” REUTERS/Broadway Books.

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The female and male brains hear, see, intuit, and gauge what others are feeling in their own special ways. Oct 25, Brandy rated it did not like it. I wouldn’t recommend this for someone not married. Compassion derives from understanding individuality and accepting diversity, not shoehorning people into rigid categories.

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I didn’t read this book–I listened to an audiobook version. I liked this as much, if not more, than the Female Brain, since it helped clear up some confusion; Both books easy reads and even lacking scientific rigor, I think everyone could learn something by reading. Mar 21, Joya Cousin rated it really liked it Shelves: So our culture and how we are taught to behave plays nrain big role in shaping and re-shaping our brains.

We humans are first and foremost social creatures with brains that quickly learn to perform in socially acceptable ways. And this book gave me some insight into working with adolescent boys that I was hoping to get and didn’t at a workshop last month, so I was glad to have that gap filled in. I’d recommend it especially to those who have sons they don’t understand.


Yet my clinical work and the research in many fields, from neuroscience to evolutionary biology, show a different picture. Honestly, if it were that simple, you could get anyone you want to sleep with you by spraying the right pheromones.

By adulthood, most men and women have learned to behave in a gender-appropriate manner. View all 5 comments. The brain’s architecture is not set in stone at birth or by the end of childhood, as was once believed, but continues to change throughout life. This was an interesting quick read with a few points is never been introduced to before. One of the most ubiquitous is a tendency that seems subtle at first, but turns out to be quite insidious in its effect: I wanted to find something eye-opening or enlightening in this book.

Also by Louann Brizendine, M. And the answers may surprise you.

maale LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The book also includes three appendices on hormone therapypostpartum depressionand sexual orientation.

Louann Brizendine: ‘The Male Brain’

I recommend this book to both men and women. The main thesis of the book is that women ‘s behavior is different from that of men due, in large measure, to hormonal differences.

Simplifying the entire male brain to just the “brain below the belt” is a good set up for jokes, but it hardly represents the totality of a man’s brain. The book was bfizendine. For example, testosterone makes some men angry and violent. I also felt that a lot of the information presented was skewed to a Western perspective.


There are also over pages of references, this lady did her work! Did you know that teen boys find their mother’s smell to be disgusting? Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson gives his mom a new home for Christmas in emotional post.

Instead, what I found was a narrow view of the stereotypical man told through anecdotes that read like a cheesy romance novel. Sep 14, Sally rated it liked it. Jan 25, Pages Buy.

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This Sometimes half the truth is worse than a lounan. I thought the study based in Utah about men’s blood pressure actually going down from warm touch was interesting. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hardcoverpages. In its worst example, it explicates romantic attraction as if it were basically just a matter of lining up pheromones and seeing what matches; it takes complex human interactions and tries to reduce them bran simple chemistry.

I have more faith in men.