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Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts?

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D. | : Books

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brizendine uses it as an excuse and cop-out for everything. All women—and the men who love them—should read this book. But even that seemed wrong. Worse, the science is poor, relying mostly on case study from private practice and completely irrelevant animal studies giving 0 background on studies.

Wow — I think I need a little more information before I can accept that line of reasoning. Men and luoann actually say the same amount of words per day, around seven thousand. Julie recommended this book to me. In fact I couldn’t even finish it because I was having fantasies of setting it on fire.

To view it, click here. I would think that has little value insofar as anecdotal evidence versus statistical evidence is considered in science. Sure enough, I could identify with a lot of things that were being discussed thw the text.

I found myself brizendien 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 more than men do?! There are two things that you MUST know before reading this book.


The Female Brain

The brain is virtually in a drug-withdrawal state. Brizendine describes a rat experiment wherein researchers rubbed a local anesthetic on a mother rat’s mammaries.

Destined to become a classic Review Text “Ranging from sex to breast-feeding, fights to teenage girls, Brizendine communicates in a fresh, engaging style, explaining the structure of the brain, which determines women’s thoughts, values and communication skills.

Refresh and try again. Dec 02, Monica rated it did not like it. The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus plus amygdala drawings and synapses. It’s simplified and generalized.

The Female Brain

Mar 28, Kate rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.

By Louann Brizendine, M. Again and again she uses descriptions of testosterone “destroying” part bain the male brain and the “default female” fetus growing unabated, loaunn etc etc.

Having long decried supposed gender differences and endorsed a faith in the universality of reason, much of what Dr.

A few things I didn’t like about it: Scientist simply couldn’t, and didn’t have the equipment, to understand the female brain in relation to the male brain. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive?

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. Here a linguistics professor from the University of Pennsylvania fact-checks a short passage from “The Female Brain” and finds no evidence to support the book’s claims about women talking more than men: Looking for beautiful books?


View all 4 comments. Dec 09, Caitlin rated it did not like it Shelves: See all books by Louann Brizendine, M. It pains me to no end that this book not only masquerades as scientifically valid but people are just lapping up this neurosexism and recommending that everyone else drink the kool-aid, ultimately perpetuating sexist stereotypes and reaffirming gender roles that have been constructed. I hear that may be annoying The numbers had been taken from a book by a self-help guru and were incorrect.

Well, if that’s the case, then an experiment conducted in NY proved that the brain is actually located in a person’s neck and not the head. This book pissed me off more than anything I’ve read in a long time. My mom recommended it, I think, because she brizendinf overjoyed to discover a scientific rationale for her new-found post-menopausal selfishness which I think is a good thing for her She explains the neurological structures of the brain, and then she goes into louanh anecdote as if it confirms what she thought about the expression of the brain structure.

Also by Louann Brizendine, M. In the chapter about how the female brain works in the areas fr love and trust, she states: It was really educational and i I mostly really liked this book.