Louann Brizendine, author of “The Female Brain,” examines the gulf between the sexes, this time from the male side. From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling. The cover of “The Male Brain” by psychiatrist Louann Brizendine, known for her bestseller “The Female Brain.” REUTERS/Broadway Books.

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Did you know that teen boys find their mother’s smell to be disgusting? At one point, the author explicitly stated that a man couldn’t help looking at a woman’s breasts; sor I wanted to find something eye-opening or enlightening in this book.

Quotes from The Male Brain. And I learned something from this book. I’d recommend it especially to those who have sons they don’t understand. Once a man’s love and lust circuits are in sync, he falls just as head over heels in love as a woman — perhaps even more so. Of course, that’s assuming they are all independent; but even with realistic correlations, it’s easy to have a set of traits for which the majority has each of them but only a minority has all of them.

But they’re no replacement for actually talking to one another and getting to know each person, male or female, as an individual. I also felt that a lot of the information presented was skewed to a Western perspective.

Occasionally she does it right, offering the necessary hedges such as “boys more often than girls will go behind their parents’ backs to take risks and break rules” p.

Looking for More Great Reads? This book describes how these hormones brkzendine men feel good huge simplification there. View all 5 comments. This is her tendency to shorthand “Studies show that to men are more likely brizehdine X” as simply “men X”. Perhaps I have somehow repressed this, but I don’t think that I have or have ever had any persistent thought about or desire to carry out acts of violence.


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louznn Recommended for all females that get frustrated with the males in their life. However, he tried giving her well-intentioned advice to solve her problems. I think that this book, along with The Female Brain should be read by every parent, child, husband, wife, employer, employee, and dating age adult — they bring love and understanding into our most important, and sometimes most frustrating relationships.

Una obra dedicada al cerebro masculino y sus rasgos diferenciales. Maybe ultimately this is what we should aim for? Jan 12, Maria Ella rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this book.

Overall, the brain circuits in male and female brains are very similar, but men and women can arrive at and accomplish the same goals and tasks using different circuits.

I can believe that men are hardwired to look at bazooms.

Her book just reminded me of one long commercial where the men are stupid and the women rule the world while the men sit around like worthless, bumbling idiots. It was a series of visits to the writer, and as she puts along her sentiments and her anecdotes, and her researches, she was able to narrate the genetics and the chemicals and all those scientific blah-blahs that makes the men tick.

I was right to be nervous. Compounding this error, she also ignores the variation within each sex, and makes generalizations that apply only to neurotypical, extroverted, non-sensitive heterosexual cisgender men since the topic is gender, I can forgive the cisgender and maybe the heterosexual, but the rest?

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Nov 16, R Louwnn rated it really liked it. If you come from a science background, however, or know a bit about how the neuroendocrine system works, you may find this book to be far too simplified. Mar 21, Joya Cousin rated it really liked it Shelves: The Male Brain gives sexism an air of scientific respectability. For instance, she asserts things like “Research shows that it takes extraordinarily intense sensations to activate the reward centers of the teen boy brain, and homework just doesn’t do it” p.


She want While briaendine book started out slow, it got better as the author went through the stages of male brain development.

His brain circuits for mate protection and territorial defense are hormonally primed for action starting at puberty.

I immediately thought, “Oh dear. I realize that I am hardly a typical man; I am intellectual, autistotypic, introverted, sensitive, and bisexual; I am unusually high in IQ, emotion, and empathy; but as I was reading I came to realize that there’s something wrong with this whole search for “typical men” in the first place.

May 26, Kater Cheek rated it liked it. Sometimes half the truth is worse than a lie.

The behavioral influences of male and female hormones on the brain are major. During this time, advances in genetics, electrophysiology and noninvasive brain-mapping vrizendine have ignited a revolution in neuroscientific research and theory.

There’s I highly recommend this book.

I wouldn’t recommend this kale someone not married. I guess it’s rather illustrative of how little it stuck in my brain. The Male Brain finally overturns the stereotypes. At one point, the author explicitly stated that a man couldn’t help looking at a woman’s breasts; sorry, but that’s just ridiculous.

This was her aim.

“Male Brain” book sheds light on how men think

It was funny to be reading a part and then have my boys or husband say or do something just like what I was reading. Such results are interesting and thought-provoking, but difficult to generalize. As a result, scientists have loaunn a catalog of genetic, structural, chemical, hormonal and processing brain differences between women and men. I do wish that both “brain” books would have spent more time examining exceptions: