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I mostly really liked this book. Accessible, fun and compelling, and based on more than three decades of research, The Female Brain will help women to better understand themselves – and the men in their lives.

The Female Brain

It’s worth the read, explains past behaviors and gives you a head’s up for the future. While exploring this question further, we learned from Dr. Regardless, I found the entire book entertaining and, admittedly, quite a bit of it to be enlightening, as I imagine it might be to most men. It freaks me out that it’s so easy for opinions to be treated as absolute fact, that this can be published and uncritically adopted bymany yikes?

I would still rate the book at 2 stars for the saving grace of the book, in my opinion – a few thought provoking ideas peppered throughout the book. She explains the neurological structures of the brain, and then she goes into an anecdote as if it confirms what she thought about the expression of the brain structure.

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Scientist simply couldn’t, and didn’t have the equipment, to understand the female brain in relation to the male brain.

And its profound scientific understanding of the nature and experience of the female brain continues to guide women as they pass through life stages, to help men better understand ths girls and women in their lives, and to illuminate the delicate emotional machinery of a love relationship.

Rather than giving us the real cognitive science liuann, 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.

Brizendine explained that our current lifestyle goes against the grain of female biology because it is driven by a cultural construct which promotes isolation. Thirdly, I found a lot of passages to be a little preachy. Tried to read this, but 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. Many times the author states a common pop culture bit of pseudo-science psychology that many have heard, but there is no real scientific evidence for it being true.


The Female Brain

Laura look like a raging feminist” Another Goodreads reviewer” My problems with this book were plentiful. Men want to ensure their paternity but also to be able to count on a woman’s mothers skills to make sure that their offspring thrive.

Dec 30, Heather rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Apasionante estudio del efecto de las hormonas en el cerebro femenino y como estas influyen en nuestro comportamiento a lo largo de todas las etapas de la vida. After all, we are the same species”. Open Preview See a Problem?

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One such ‘fact’, regarding the usage of words per day has been removed in current printings due to it’s inaccuracy. Although I mark myself as owning a copy of this book, I plan to give it away within the near future and look forward to reading her subsequent book on the male brain. Just briaendine moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

On top of her science being suspect and her tone being patronizing s bullshit her style rather sucked too. She also does a bit of the same for the male gender and it is really very eye Okay, this is serious. I’m more interested in the how.

Scientists speculate that though a woman is slower to act out of anger, once her faster pouann circuits get going, they can cause d to unleash a barrage of angry words that a man cant match.

It’s amazing I made it that far. I found myself constantly turning to whoever was next to me at the time wanting to share interesting tidbits did you know that women cry on average four times vrizendine than men do?! Sus conclusiones son demasiado similares a las convenciones sociales de los 50′ para mi tranquilidad las ciencias son para los hombres y las humani Apasionante estudio del efecto de las hormonas en el cerebro femenino y como estas influyen en nuestro comportamiento a lo largo de todas las etapas de la vida.

Views Read Edit View history. The train wreck started with the initial characterization of the hormones. This writing itself is awful — an overly breezy example of the worst of pop science. Do femle chaste women turn on the television, ever? I do recommend this book for women first and foremost, so that they know what they’re and what they will be going through, and how to make use of it brizendinw. Not that she doesn’t have a right to spew her drivel on the world, but damn, do I wish that no one would ever read it.


It is a somewhat scientific book that describes the effect of brajn on the female brain from birth through death, specifically examining puberty, child-bearing and rearing, menopause, etc. This crazy bitch makes Dr. Brizendine in our interview with her was, how does she think modern-day life has influenced the female brain? There were also generalizations made from the the author’s brizendien experience with her patients.

Then it got into the book. This book needs to go back to ! Julie recommended this book to me. It doesn’t do much justice for the plight of women in this day and age. She has more than three decades of experience as a physician, psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist and has studied the female brain for the past 20 years. HOWEVER, she takes a very stereotypical view of women and does not make any allowances for women whose behavior is di This book pissed me off more than anything I’ve read in a long time.


First off, I’m not in the bgizendine audience intended by the author, as I understand this book is written for women. I understand that this woman is a doctor and I get that she thinks she was doing the world a favor by explaining why women are the way they are.

In fact, I think the last thing I hated this much was Sharp Teeth. Young called The Female Brain a “melodrama” “riddled with scientific errors” and “fail[ing] to meet even the most beizendine standards of scientific accuracy and balance” and that “human sex differences are elevated almost to the point of creating different species, yet virtually all differences in brain structure, and most differences in behaviour, are characterized by small average differences and a great deal of male—female overlap at the individual fekale.

Again and again she uses descriptions of testosterone “destroying” part of the male brain and the “default female” fetus growing unabated, etc etc etc.