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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,277 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louann Brizendine, M.D. Louann Brizendine Narrator: Louann Brizendine Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 2/17/2014

    " Interesting, but not as revelatory as the Female Brain. Also, she seemed to think that viewing porn was the norm for all men. I have to disagree. Widespread use does not equal the standard of normal behavior. This book is extremely well referenced. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Brigid | 2/14/2014

    " No footnotes annotated for a research book?? I was skeptical, but kept plugging away at it. Nope, it didn't get better. The author has quite a different, and limited, definition of "manhood" than me. I feel like she's caught in a Republican time warp where all the research defines boy colors and toys and behavior versus girl colors and toys and behavior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Helen | 1/27/2014

    " The author is probably and accomplished neuroscientist, but the anecdotes she provides are stereotypical. Just goes to show how one's experiences and expectations can shape the way they interpret, and then convey, scientific findings and medical research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pepper Lancaster | 1/17/2014

    " I think every parent should read this book. It gave me great insight into those people who act in a stereotypical manner. I would recommend you also read The Female Brain for more perspective. "

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