The Women's Brain Book

The Women's Brain Book : The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness

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Understanding how the brain grows and changes through the stages of life is key to health and wellbeing. This is not a book about the differences between male and female brains, nor a book using neuroscience to explain gender-specific behaviours, the 'battle of the sexes' or 'Mars-Venus' stereotypes. This is a book about what happens inside the brains and bodies of women as they move through the phases of life, and the unique - and often misunderstood - effects of female biology and hormones.

Dr McKay give insights into brain development during infancy, childhood and the teenage years (including the onset of puberty) and also takes a look at mental health as well as the ageing brain. The book weaves together findings from the research lab, case studies and interviews with neuroscientists and other researchers working in the disciplines of neuroendocrinology, brain development, brain health and ageing.

This comprehensive guide explores the brain during significant life stages, including:

In utero



The Menstrual Cycle

The Teenage Brain

Depression and Anxiety

Pregnancy and Motherhood


The Ageing Brain
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153 x 233 x 23mm | 410g
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • 073363852X
  • 9780733638527
  • 251,429

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Dr Sarah McKay gets inside the female brain and charts the differences that impact our grey matter as we cycle through life and ride.--Elle Australia Fascinating, essential book--Femail (online) If you're wondering how mental health, age and hormones affect women's brains, we highly recommend this book. It'll bend your brain backwards in the best way--WellBeing It's a thought provoking and engaging read that examines the neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness.--Weekly Times McKay summarises not only what we know, but what questions we should be asking next.--Sunday Territorian
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About Dr Sarah McKay

Dr Sarah McKay is an Oxford-educated, respected neuroscientist and the founder of the Neuroscience Academy. She specialises in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, health and wellbeing. She writes for numerous publications and has been published extensively for the professional audience.
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