Sex Roles (2009) 61:286–287 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9608-6 BOOK REVIEW The Female Brain. By Louann Brizendine, M.D., New York, Broadway Books, 2006. 279 pp. $14.95, (paperback). ISBN 978-0-7679-2010-0. Susan A. Albrecht Published online: 18 April 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 This is a must-read book for both genders. Pioneering Brizendine presents striking reasons why women may neuropsychiatrist Brizendine makes a significant, timely remember the smallest detail of first dates and biggest fights, assessment of women’s brains and hormones and how each while their husbands hardly remember the events happened. influences females to place value during the various stages She describes the hippocampus part of the brain as the hub of of life: from conception, to dating, childbirth, childrearing, both emotion and memory formation. This part of the brain is and then to menopause and after. Each of the thoughtfully- larger in females, as is the circuitry for language and written eight chapters clearly reveals the author’s extensive observing emotion in others, explaining why women are knowledge, research, and clinical expertise. better at expressing emotions and recalling details of The Female Brain is appropriate for males and females emotional events. According to Brizendine, males have two of any age
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