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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Jul 18, Lacey Louwagie rated it rbizendine liked it Recommends it for: I found the book very eye opening and enlightening, it was even more fun to read it with my husband, Nick! And now I’m closer to fully understanding men.

I can believe that men are hardwired to look at bazooms. I thought the study based in Utah about men’s blood pressure actually going down from warm touch was interesting. What’s more, when faced with a loved one’s emotional distress, his brain area for problem solving and fixing the situation will immediately spark.

As I was reading this, I reflected on my own behavior and imagined my body producing these different chemicals brizendien make me feel and do these different things.

There are a few parts where the author describes scenes along with what’s happening in the brain This is her tendency to shorthand “Studies show that to men are more likely to X” as simply “men X”. Copyright by Broadway Books. In the epilogue, the author states that she believes this book “can provide men with a sense of relief at finally being understood. The vast new body of brain science together with the work I’ve done with my male patients has convinced me that through every phase of life, the unique brain structures and hormones of boys and men create a “male reality” that is fundamentally different from the female one, and all too frequently oversimplified and misunderstood.


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. As soon as I saw that the birthday gift I had opened was a book called The Male Brain, I was worried it would distort science in the service of gender stereotypes.

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

The orange-throat lizard forms a harem for mating and the yellow-throat lizards sneak in to mate with different female lizards. Kind of interesting, but a little light on meaningful brizendjne. This book is fine for a g The Male Brain provides interesting insight on why men sometimes act the way they do, and how their hormone levels fluctuate throughout life.

I’d recommend it especially to those who have sons they don’t understand.

The Male Brain

Feb 17, Patrick rated it did not like it. There was some informative info but for the most part most of it was pretty obvious. Toddler boys are wired to run around. Maybe ultimately this is what we should aim for? But I dont buy her biological determinism.

I was particularly entertained by the parts about genetic monogamy and voles. It is great to read a book that is pages followed by another pages of louuann, references and index, instead of the more typical book that rambles on for pages and doesn’t say much of anything.

Brizendine claims that her goal is to encourage compassion and understanding between men and women, but in fact I think her book is more likely to have the opposite effect. Brizendinr, what I found was a narrow view of the stereotypical man told through anecdotes that read like a cheesy romance novel.


And some other studies she cites are generalized from animal gold fish! Last I checked I have a penis.

Excerpt: ‘The Male Brain’

Sometimes half the truth is worse than a lie. I just re-read this book, five years later, having completely forgotten that I ever read it.

I wouldn’t recommend this for someone not married. Exploring the latest breakthroughs in male psychology and neurology with her trademark accessibility and candor, she reveals that the male brain:. In reality, the male brain is brrizendine lean mean problem-solving machine. Their brain circuits and nervous system are wired to their muscles differently — especially in the face.

The book was awful. Is there a monogamy gene? When a baby is on the way, the male brain changes in specific and dramatic ways to form the daddy brain. Yes, our hormones and other subconscious aspects of our brain have an effect, but we’re not the monkeys of the studies she cited; we’re humans with consciousness, reason, morals and at least a little self-control. Acts of violence and aggression are actually just kind of a mystery to me.

There is more of a case study approach, which can feel padded with fluff to me, in books of this sort. Maybe they can brizdndine mind over matter an O. They are more than their gender and sexuality, and yet it is mael to who they brizednine.