4/30/10

The Female Brain

Lately, I've been very into understanding gender differences. That's probably because I'm getting married, and we need all the help that we can get in understanding each other. On the same level, I'd really like to understand myself. Why do I cry so much? Why can't I relax when I think about the future? Why do I say that I dislike children, but when I hear a baby cry, I just want to hold it? Why do I recognize facial cues much faster than my fiance? Why do I always need to call another girl to vent?

Dr. Louann Brizendine knows. And her book, "The Female Brain," is brilliant. I've been recommending it to everyone - both men (because they should really know how to help women calm down when they're upset) and women (because they should really know how their reactions will be different from a man's, and why they can accept that).

It's a beautiful, poignant expression of why men and women fit together, and why women need to have girlfriends.


1 comment:

  1. can i borrow it? Im taking neuroscience sem this semester and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I get a book list for the summer. I will share with you the list...:)

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