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The Female Brain por Louann Brizendine
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The Female Brain (edição 2007)

por Louann Brizendine

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While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Dr. Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the need for information on the female mind, Brizendine established the first clinic in the country to study and treat women's brain function. At the same time, The National Institutes of Health began including female subjects in almost all of its studies for the first time. The result has been an explosion of new data. Here, Brizendine distills of this information in order to educate women about their unique brain-body-behavior. This book combines two decades of her own work, stories from her clinical practice, and the latest information from the scientific community at large to provide a comprehensive look at the way women's minds work.--From publisher description.… (mais)
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Título:The Female Brain
Autores:Louann Brizendine
Informação:Three Rivers Press (2007), Paperback, 304 pages
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I read some of the reviews before starting this book, and I fail to see how it’s sexist. I do see how so many people put it down, because even though it’s written in a reader friendly way, the material is a bit dry in places, but I found it both interesting and enjoyable. The author does not in any way imply that women are victims of their hormones, or condone using the constant fluctuations and instability as an excuse. She simply informs the reader what a woman’s physiology is undergoing at different stages in life, and common side effects these women experience mentally, emotionally and physically. I feel like I gained a better understanding of myself – both past behaviors and present, and look forward to approaching the rest of life’s stages armed with the knowledge I gained from this book. I would recommend it to both men and women. ( )
  ShannonHollinger | Feb 15, 2021 |
An interesting read about human development from a neurological perspective. This one speak particularly about the effects of hormones has on the female body from birth to old age. It help put some things in perspective, although it is rather general, since it is based on research and it necessarily flattens nuance, nevertheless, it was helpful to read. Check it out. ( )
  redeemedronin | Dec 28, 2020 |
A narrative in the chemical underpinnings of biological determinism. Major complaint: she uses endnotes instead of footnotes, so it's difficult to find the data behind he story. ( )
  cwcoxjr | Sep 5, 2019 |
I stopped reading this book on page 68.

It's amazing I made it that far. Part of me thinks I should finish the book because I should know what is inside. People not only like to come to me for gender advice, but also test my boundaries on "gender roles." A friend loaned me this book, I believe as a way to see what my expert opinion of it would be. I have no idea how she feels about it.

It frightens me to think this was a NY Times Best Seller. Oh, the masses who read this and loved it!

You know what made me finally put this book down?

*It wasn't her pointing out that female and male brains work in different ways.
*It wasn't her stating on page 8 that a female engineer quit her work to be in a more people-oriented career, thus giving more credibility to the idea that engineers don't work with people or for people.
*It wasn't even when she dug up the old "I gave my daughter a truck and she treated it like a baby" cliché.
*It was almost when she says men look for visual clues (plump lips, smooth skin) to ensure fertility when looking for women to date.

It was her slut shaming.

In the chapter about how the female brain works in the areas of love and trust, she states: (Warning, put that cup down and swallow that bite)

"Social reputation is often a factor in male assessment, since the most reproductively successful males also need to pick women who will mate only with them. Men want to ensure their paternity but also to be able to count on a woman's mothers skills to make sure that their offspring thrive. If Melissa had immediately gone to bed with Rob or showed off to him about all the guys she has had, his Stone Age brain might have judged that she would be unfaithful or had a bad reputation."

Go ahead, read that passage again. Yes, you read it correctly. Cave men don't want slutty women to hook up with.

There's a lot of research in here and a lot of medical terms that aren't clearly explained. But from all the things on gender that I have learned from reading outside and inside the classroom and the science background I have, I have to say that this person takes facts and uses a huge rubber band to tie it to normative behavior.

Instead of this book, pick up Pink Brain, Blue Brain. Sure it's 2-3 times longer, but it doesn't traffic in stereotypes and certainly believes that we have evolved from the Stone Age.

A reader suggested Cordelia Fine's "Delusion of Gender" as another alternative to "The Female Brain." http://www.cordeliafine.com/delusions_of_gender.html

Have other suggestions? Keep them coming!

  roniweb | May 30, 2019 |
While this book provides a great deal of insight into the innate female brain, it does take a strictly nature (as opposed to nurture) point of view on the topic. Only in the appendix does Brizendine acknowledge that environmental affects influence the wiring of the brain. Her accounts are based on her patients, research, and hormonal effects. While I found this book to be very informative and a good way to quantify effects that are commonly seen, I do not believe it should be used as a Bible for women's emotions and actions. It's important to remember that every person is different, even though women go through very similar experiences in their lives, each woman is going to handle the situation differently. Brizendine does not do a very good job of exemplifying this and that's one of the reasons I found this book difficult to get through.

The other challenge I faced with getting through this book was the presentation of material. It's very chatty and whenever something "more complicated" is mentioned, she throws it in numerous times within a page or two. While that's a very nice way to get a point to stick, it makes unimportant points seem more important if you knew what she meant the first time.

Warning: It is a difficult book to get through regardless of who you are (male or female) and what your personal experiences are. At some point, something you read is going to have no relevance to your life and you're going to question it's validity. ( )
  startwithgivens | Mar 21, 2018 |
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[D]espite the author's extensive academic credentials, The Female Brain disappointingly fails to meet even the most basic standards of scientific accuracy and balance. The book is riddled with scientific errors and is misleading about the processes of brain development, the neuroendocrine system, and the nature of sex differences in general.
adicionada por nsblumenfeld | editarNature, Rebecca M. Young (sítio Web pago) (Oct 12, 2006)
 
While this book will be of interest to anyone who wonders why men and women are so different, it will be particularly useful for women and parents of girls.
adicionada por nsblumenfeld | editarPublishers Weekly (Jul 31, 2006)
 
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While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Dr. Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the need for information on the female mind, Brizendine established the first clinic in the country to study and treat women's brain function. At the same time, The National Institutes of Health began including female subjects in almost all of its studies for the first time. The result has been an explosion of new data. Here, Brizendine distills of this information in order to educate women about their unique brain-body-behavior. This book combines two decades of her own work, stories from her clinical practice, and the latest information from the scientific community at large to provide a comprehensive look at the way women's minds work.--From publisher description.

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