“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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It would have been nice to see some facts and studies laid out about the opposing theories that exist, but no it picked a side, and presented it as if there was no debate.

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The Female Brain

Feb 04, Kimberley rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Sure enough, I could identify with a lot of things that were being discussed in the text. The Female Brain Louann Brizendine As a medical student, Louann Brizendine was aware of the conclusive studies done around the world which showed llouann women suffer from depression at a ratio of 2: But it came to her notice that, up until puberty, depression rates between boys and girls are the same.

This is a book for the layman. Why exactly does the loss of a friendship feel so catastrophic to a teenage girl, and why is her group so important to her? Books by Louann Brizendine.


The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. That said, it is for a trade audience so it is understandable that some of the more technical elements might have been left out. Worse, the science is poor, relying mostly on case study from private practice and completely irrelevant animal studies giving 0 background on studies.

The intensity of female pubescent friendships therefore also has a biochemical basis.

She uses repetitive, inaccurate, and irritatingly childish analogies that are poorly chosen- to illustrate unsound hypotheses.

Firstly, it constantly talks about proximate rather than distal causes as in “estrogen triggers this circuit during this time that causes this”.

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Being married to a researcher makes me more aware of these “research omissions. The author paints a completely over simplified and often inaccurate version of modern men. And thus, you can discount them whenever you want. Ffemale are women more verbal than men?

View all 9 comments. This is how bad science gets spread This becomes more evident as she presents the research to prove her point. 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.

May 05, Erik Graff rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I think any pe Chauvinists around the world will thank Dr. Louann Brizendine uses clinical research and the experience of counseling patients to examine how the many various hormones flowing through a woman’s body may affect their actions and behavior.


Part of me thinks I should finish the book because I should know what is inside.

The Female Brain (book) – Wikipedia

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. It reads like a long magazine article written in a chatty style which among other things is directed towards an exclusively female audience. The Female Brain has seven chapters, each one of which is dedicated to a specific part of a woman’s life such as pubertymotherhood, and menopauseor a specific dimension of a women’s emotional life such as feelings, love and trustand sex.

Which is obvious, but I kept thinking about the peri-menopausal and menopausal women with a teenage daughter and thought she could have explored this dynamic more. This review femael been hidden because it brizencine spoilers. Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts?

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