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    DescriptionFrom 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 "From the Hardcover edition."

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    The Male Brain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Louann Brizendine, Read by Kimberly Farr
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9780739384015
    ISBN 10: 0739384015

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PSX, JMM, JFSJ2
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/MASC
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    DC21: 612.8
    BIC subject category V2: PSAN
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000
    DC22: 612.8
    B&T Approval Code: A11520000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC018000
    B&T Approval Code: A11521000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI036000, SCI089000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55320
    LC classification: QP356.4 .B75 2010B
    Edition statement
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    23 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Louann Brizendine, MD, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Educated at Yale Medical School and previously on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, she is founder and director of the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic at UCSF. She has appeared on major media including Oprah and lives in the Bay area with her husband and son. Visit her website at www.louannbrizendine.com.
    Review quote
    "In this utterly fascinating follow-up to her bestselling "The Female Brain," Harvard 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. 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 20-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 their 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 her first volume. Brizendine also includes an appendix regarding the brain and sexual orientation, as well as lengthy endnotes and an exhaustive reference list."--"Publishers Weekly," Starred Review "As a woman who has known complicated men her whole life, I can't help but wish "The Male Brain" had been around when I was a girl. Dr. 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." --Jane Fonda, actress and author of "My Life So Far " "Dr. 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 s