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Jul 11, 2010, 11:37 AM
ABOUT THIS BOOK: 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.

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.



ABOUT THIS BOOK: The Female Brain

Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men can't remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages.

Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and who they love. While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Louann Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data in existence on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the overwhelming need for information on the female mind, Brizendine established the first clinic in the country to study and treat women's brain function.

In The Female Brain, Dr. Brizendine distills all her findings and the latest information from the scientific community in a highly accessible book that educates women about their unique brain/body/behavior.

The result: women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean, communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.

Without exaggeration, these two books are a must read for anyone who is serious about expanding his/her knowledge base of one's own psychology or the psychology of the opposite sex. I recommend these books to couples: Each reading the book related to their gender and then moving on to the other dealing with the brain of your spouse. Self-understanding is an indispensable asset in human interpersonal relationships; add to self-understanding, understanding of your spouse and what you have are two individuals who are equipped not only to respond appropriately to his/her spouse, but to do so consciously from an informed perspective; a perspective informed by knowledge. ]

These books are without doubt the result of cutting edge research exploring the latest breakthroughs in male/female psychology and neurology. They can be ordered from: AMAZON. BARNES & NOBLES, BORDERS, INDIE BOUND, or RANDOM HOUSE./COLOR]