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. Men and women are more alike than different, but vive la difference. ‘The Male Brain’ author Dr. Louann Brizendine talks to TIME about sex. The cover of “The Male Brain” by psychiatrist Louann Brizendine, known for her bestseller “The Female Brain.” REUTERS/Broadway Books.

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View all 4 comments. And click here to read Dr. The prairie vole, which is monogamous, bonds with one female for life, even if he’s presented with other, fertile females.

I wouldn’t recommend this for someone bdizendine married. This book is extremely well-written. That small, but significant difference brizejdine to play out early in the brain as genes set the stage for later amplification by hormones. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I may actually borrow a paper version from the library to reinforce what I learned. About The Male Brain 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 male brain.

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The Male Brain

Add both to Cart Add both to List. This book should be read by anyone, male or female, who wishes to deepen their understanding of the innate differences between the sexes.


Men also have larger processors in the core of the most primitive area of the brain, which registers fear and triggers protective aggression — the amygdala. It helped me to understand why sex is such a need for men. Mar 21, Joya Cousin rated it really liked it Shelves: Powerful new scientific tools, such as genetic and chemical tracers, positron-emission tomography PET and functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRInow allow us to see inside the working human brain while it’s solving problems, producing words, retrieving memories, making decisions, noticing facial expression, falling in love, listening to babies cry, and feeling anger, sadness or fear.

I love the way Dr. The most illuminating parts were the ones that described baby boys and teenage boys. So our culture and how we are taught to behave plays a big role in shaping and re-shaping our brains.

The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine

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. Ultimately that work led me to write The Female Brainwhich addressed the brain structures and hormonal biology that create a uniquely female reality at every stage of life. Again, I do not have a problem with video games, but it was interesting to understand a little more.

In one study, girls did calculations better if they physically moved while doing calculations. Faced with a personal problem, a man will use his analytical brain structures, not his emotional ones, to find a solution. Scientists found that the montane vole had a short version of the vasopressin receptor gene, and the monogamous one had a long version of it. Click here to return to the “Good Morning America” Web site. I enjoyed this book.


As women, we may love men, live with men and bear sons, but we have yet to understand men and boys.

The Male Brain: More Complex Than You Think

It was also interesting to find myself relating to certain ways in which “the male brain” behaves, to be thinking, “I know what that’s like! What are the biggest? The Male Brain finally overturns the stereotypes. Trivia About The Male Brain. Trump to US troops during 1st visit to combat zone.

Despite all that old talk about Mars and Venus, men and women are much more biologically alike than not. One of the most ubiquitous is a tendency that seems subtle at first, but turns out to be quite insidious in its effect: Women don’t brizfndine realize that the penis has a mind of its own—for neurological reasons.

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