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Male Brain

ISBN-10: 0767927540
ISBN-13: 9780767927543
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Description: 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. Dr. Louann Brizendine, the founder of the first clinic in the country to study  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 1/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

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. Dr. 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 candor, she reveals that the male brain: *is a lean, mean, problem-solving machine. Faced with a personal problem, a man will use his analytical brain structures, not his emotional ones, to find a solution. *thrives under competition, instinctively plays rough and is obsessed with rank and hierarchy. *has an area for sexual pursuit that is 2.5 times larger than the female brain, consuming him with sexual fantasies about female body parts. *experiences such a massive increase in testosterone at puberty that he perceive others' faces to be more aggressive. 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. Praise for The Female Brain: "Louann Brizendine has done a great favor for every man who wants to understand the puzzling women in his life. A breezy and enlightening guide to women and a must-read for men." -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence.

Louann Brizendine, M.D. received a degree in Neurobiology at the University of California at Berkeley, graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and did her internship and residency at Harvard Medical School. She is currently a neuropsychiatrist at the University of California at San Francisco who specializes in the relationship dynamics that result from the neurobiology of male and female brains. She founded the Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic in 1994 and serves as the clinic's director. She has written two books: The Female Brain and The Male Brain.

Acknowledgments
The Male Brain (diagram)
The Cast of Neurohormone Characters
Phases of a Male's Life
Introduction What Makes a Man
The Boy Brain
The Teen Boy Brain
The Mating Brain: Love and Lust
The Brain Below the Belt
The Daddy Brain
Manhood: The Emotional Lives of Men
The Mature Male Brain
Epilogue: The Future of the Male Brain
Appendix: The Male Brain and Sexual Orientation
Notes
References
Index

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