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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From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here jale the eagerly awaited follow-up book that demystifies the puzzling male brain.

Louann Brizendine, the founder of the first clinic in the country to study gender differences in brain, behavior, and hormones, turns her attention to the male brain, showing how, through every phase of life, the “male reality” is fundamentally different from the female one. Exploring the latest breakthroughs in male psychology and neurology with her trademark accessibility and brai, she reveals that the male brain:. Among other salient info, readers will learn why it is what young boys seem unable to stay still they are learning through “embodied cognition” ; why behaviors may change so suddenly during puberty among other changes, testosterone increases fold ; the nature of irritability in teens “boys’ hormones prime them for aggressive and territorial behaviors” ; and the ways in which chemicals, physical touch, and play bond fathers with mals children.

With clearly detailed scientific explanations for how characteristics like anger expression, analysis of facial expression, and spatial manipulation differ between the sexes, Brizendine’s review of brain and behavioral research should net a broad audience, from parents of boys to psychology students to fans of brizendlne first volume.

Brizendine also includes an appendix regarding the brain and sexual orientation, as well as lengthy endnotes and an exhaustive reference list.

Louann Brizendine’s lucid, lively, and always fascinating discussion of how the male brain works and why has enlightened me in more ways than I can count. Now I can’t wait to give the book to all my women friends. Brizendine has marshaled a host of impressive data and insights and presented them in an elegant and entertaining way to clearly illustrate men’s reality–as infants, boys, teens, lovers, husbands, fathers and workers.

It’s a deep dive into the worlds of men, as well as a fascinating read. And along the way, you will pick up some valuable tips to help you understand, appreciate and connect with the men in your life.

Louann Brizendine to understand the male brain. She brings the latest in state-of-the-art science in helping us to understand the most ancient and primal of male passions and desires–and viva le difference!

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.

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A breezy and enlightening guide to women and a must-read for men. After receiving her degree in neurobiology at University of California, Berkeley, and her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, she completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

She sits on the boards of peer reviewed journals and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Exploring the latest breakthroughs in male psychology and neurology with her trademark accessibility and candor, she reveals that the male brain: Faced with a personal problem, a man will use his analytical brain structures, not his emotional ones, to find a solution.

The Male Brain finally overturns the stereotypes. Impeccably researched and at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge, this is a book that every man, and especially every woman bedeviled by a man, will need to own. Read more Read less.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Developing Mind, Second Edition: Review “In this utterly fascinating follow-up to her malw The Female BrainHarvard neuropsychiatrist Brizendine leads readers through the lifespan of a man’s brain, using lively prose and personable anecdotes to turn complex scientific research into a highly accessible romp.

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Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The author is the founder of the first hrain in the US to study gender differences in brain behavior brrain hormones.

She traces the male brain from inception to adulthood demystifying the inner workings of this brain machine, and providing knowledge and advice to parents and adults. From early childhood we observe different behavior patterns between little boys and girls. While boys are jumping, screaming and wrestling, we find girls sitting quietly playing house or combing their dolls’ hair.

What is behind this difference? The author believes the hormone testosterone is the culprit. It is found even in baby boys in small amounts but jumps rapidly to twenty times the original amount during adolescence and puberty and into adulthood.

It is in fact the drive behind manhood and is undoubtedly the sign of masculinity. Females too have testosterone but to much lesser levels; they have their own estrogen to cope with. Scientists believe that hormones, together with genetics, play a major role in the development of the male brain. For sure it is aided by other hormones, in particular vasopressin enhances masculinity and oxytocin which relieves stress and increases bonding.

For the female brain, estrogen, progesterone and oxytocin are the major hormones. In addition to the male hormones mentioned, several other hormones e.

This undoubtedly is the result of the aggressive nature of testosterone, but cultural pressure also plays a role, especially as the man is expected to be the family provider and protector. Yet research shows that the brains of adult men, and of fathers in particular, are profoundly caring and nurturing.

So, what does one learn from Dr. It is certaIn that the male brain is significantly different from that of the female. It is beyond doubt that understanding and appreciating the makeup of the male brain would be beneficial to men as well as to women. Studies have shown that many of the conflicts between the two sexes are fueled by the unrealistic expectations on both sides due to misunderstanding the innate differences between the two types of brains.


The braib is nowhere as evident as in the alarming rate of divorce in US society. Fuad R Qubein Oct. I only wish she would have fleshed If you want the most recent information about the male brain and what it really means–then this is a good book. I only wish she would have fleshed brizendone out even more.

I felt her info is top of the line most recent but I would have appreciated less story telling and more down to earth basic information. Nevertheless–it is right there for starting to understand and recognize the male brain in action.

One person found this helpful. This book, along with it’s partner, The Female Brain, come close to explaining why it is that each gender has no clue about how the other gender thinks and feels. It focuses on how hormones, exquisitely timed to arrive before birth and at various stages of the maturing process, shape not only our gender but how we react, think and feel as males and females.

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Everyone in a relationship should read these books. One will help you understand yourself; the other will help you understand your partner. Also, the books sensitively and helpfully explain the biology of homosexuality. I don’t know how anyone could read them and still harbor feelings of negativity towards our gay brothers and sisters.

I’ve been in a wonderful marriage for forty seven years, but my wife and I agree it would have been even better had this book been around a few decades ago. I gave this book five stars due to the thoroughness of its coverage. The author’s broad scope of knowledge is displayed on most every page. I read it as a man hoping to understand himself a little better.

I was not disappointed. This book should be read brizenidne anyone, male or female, who wishes to deepen their understanding of the innate differences between the sexes.

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Brizendine’s first book, the Female Brain, years ago and found it to be an informative, brizencine to read book. I was naturally fascinated by this title when it was realized, so I bought a copy and read it as well. It provides an informative look at the inner workings of the male brain that I found to be very interesting. I highly recommend both of Ms. With case study examples backed up with research, it’s not opinion, it’s science.

But, wow, powerful insight! Got copies for all of the men and women in my family. Very insightful and interesting.

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