The female brain / Louann Brizendine.
By: Brizendine, Louann.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Morgan Road, c2006Description: xix, 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0767920090(hbk); 9780767920094(hbk); 9780553818499(pbk).Subject(s): Brain -- Physiology | Brain -- Psychology | Women | Brain -- Sex differences | Emotions and cognition -- Sex differencesDDC classification: Online resources: Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Sample text
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Every brain begins as a female brain. It only becomes male eight weeks after conception, when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center, reduces the hearing cortex, and makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large.
Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they'll love. Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why
• A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened
• A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks and talking on the phone
• Thoughts about sex enter a woman's brain once every couple of days but enter a man's brain about once every minute
• A woman knows what people are feeling, while a man can't spot an emotion unless somebody cries or threatens bodily harm
• A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man
Women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-269) and index.
Introduction : what makes us women -- 1. The birth of the female brain -- 2. Teen girl brain -- 3. Love and trust -- 4. Sex : the brain below the belt -- 5. The mommy brain -- 6. Emotion : the feeling brain -- 7. The mature female brain -- Epilogue. The future of the female brain -- Appendix A. The female brain and hormone therapy -- Appendix B. The female brain and postpartum depression -- Appendix C. The female brain and sexual orientation.
While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Dr. Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the need for information on the female mind, Brizendine established the first clinic in the country to study and treat women's brain function. At the same time, The National Institutes of Health began including female subjects in almost all of its studies for the first time. The result has been an explosion of new data. Here, Brizendine distills of this information in order to educate women about their unique brain-body-behavior. This book combines two decades of her own work, stories from her clinical practice, and the latest information from the scientific community at large to provide a comprehensive look at the way women's minds work.--From publisher description.
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Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Introduction: What Makes Us Women (p. 1)
- 1 The Birth of the Female Brain (p. 11)
- 2 Teen Girl Brain (p. 31)
- 3 Love and Trust (p. 57)
- 4 Sex: The Brain Below the Belt (p. 77)
- 5 The Mommy Brain (p. 95)
- 6 Emotion: The Feeling Brain (p. 117)
- 7 The Mature Female Brain (p. 135)
- Epilogue: The Future of the Female Brain (p. 159)
- Appendix 1 The Female Brain and Hormone Therapy (p. 165)
- Appendix 2 The Female Brain and Postpartum Depression (p. 181)
- Appendix 3 The Female Brain and Sexual Orientation (p. 185)
- Notes (p. 189)
- References (p. 211)
- Index (p. 271)