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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For my male brain, the organization made perfect sense, and I was easily able to sit down and read the entire book through in a couple of sittings. During this time, advances in genetics, electrophysiology and noninvasive brain-mapping technology have ignited a revolution in neuroscientific research and theory.

May 26, Kater Cheek rated it liked it.

I suddenly realized that this was very reminiscent of my life, and the relationship to my wife. 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.


The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine

The most illuminating parts were the ones that described baby boys and teenage boys. Louann Brizendine chose to present this book.

They have to be selfish. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Such results are interesting and thought-provoking, but difficult to generalize. Instead, what I found was a narrow view of the stereotypical man told through anecdotes that read like a cheesy romance novel.

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.

It turned out to not be quite as bad as I feared, but it does have a lot of the flaws I expected. I really didn’t want to put it down. Very easy to read, but based on brizendin shaky grounds.


Compounding this error, she also ignores the maale 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?

Insulting to every intelligent, self controlled male I know. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A lot of what I said for The Female Brain holds true for this one, too.

The Male Brain

I wish all non-fiction books were this well-written. I guess it’s rather illustrative I enjoyed this book. The distinct brain structures and hormonal biology in the male similarly produce a uniquely male reality at every stage of life.

A few actually are vast chasms, brizdndine the fold difference in testosterone production. Exploring the latest breakthroughs in male psychology and neurology with her trademark accessibility and candor, she reveals that the male brain:.

View all 4 comments. And this male brain biology produces his distinctly male behaviors. Isolation is mwle for the brain. 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. I was particularly entertained by the brizeendine about genetic monogamy and voles.

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. Maybe they can use mind over matter and not capitulate to every carnal, selfish, desire. Perhaps because it’s short and, a bit like Sperm Warstakes the topic of sexuality head on, it seemed more pithy than it otherwise might’ve.

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Jun 17, Perri mael it really liked it. As a medical student I had been shocked to discover that major scientific research frequently excluded women because it was believed that their menstrual cycles would ruin the data. We also know that men have two and a half times the brain space devoted to sexual drive in their hypothalamus. There are so many great, hard working, self controlled, honest men. While this book started out slow, it got better as the author went through the stages of male brain development.


They are more than their gender and sexuality, and yet it is intrinsic to who they are. Brizendine explains why it occurs, the hormones involved and the processes in the brain; however, she does not provide any suggestions for how a wife can help her husband with this situation or what a man can do as well. This book describes an act of road rage and an explanation for it. I’d say far from excluding gay and gender gender nonconforming men.

Nov 16, R B rated it lokann liked it.

Excerpt: ‘The Male Brain’

She ranted at her husband about the problems louahn was having at work. For example, many of briaendine cited studies are based tests done to a dozen men and women, mostly students in Western colleges the dark side to many a psychological paper. The book was awful. Also like The Female Brain, the sweeping generalizations had to be taken with a grain of salt, but I do appreciate Louann’s hope that these books will lead to more compassion between the sexes, as well as for oneself.

Compassion derives from understanding individuality and accepting diversity, not shoehorning people into rigid categories. It is in that rbizendine perfectly normal to be atypical.

I highly recommend this book. Male and female brains are different from the moment of conception.