The Female Brain

The result: women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean, communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.

Author: Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780767928410

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Since Dr. Brizendine wrote The Female Brain ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This New York Times bestseller has been translated into more than thirty languages, has sold nearly a million copies between editions, and has most recently inspired a romantic comedy starring Whitney Cummings and Sofia Vergara. And its profound scientific understanding of the nature and experience of the female brain continues to guide women as they pass through life stages, to help men better understand the girls and women in their lives, and to illuminate the delicate emotional machinery of a love relationship. Why are women more verbal than men? Why do women remember details of fights that men can’t remember at all? Why do women tend to form deeper bonds with their female friends than men do with their male counterparts? These and other questions have stumped both sexes throughout the ages. Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D., brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and who they love. While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Louann Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data in existence on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the overwhelming need for information on the female mind, Brizendine established the first clinic in the country to study and treat women’s brain function. In The Female Brain, Dr. Brizendine distills all her findings and the latest information from the scientific community in a highly accessible book that educates women about their unique brain/body/behavior. The result: women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean, communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.

How Different Are Male and Female Brains

How should we be thinking about gender differences in the brain? How are these differences misinterpreted? What are the differences in the male and female amygdala and hippocampus? Which genders express which emotions more openly?

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We're always hearing about studies that find significant differences the brains of men and women. How should we be thinking about gender differences in the brain? How are these differences misinterpreted? What are the differences in the male and female amygdala and hippocampus? Which genders express which emotions more openly?

The Female Brain

At the same developmental time, without the addition of testosterone, the
undifferentiated gonads in the female begin to ... is the stimulus for differentiation
into a male brain, and absence of testosterone results in development of a female
brain.

Author: Cynthia L. Darlington

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143983248X

Category: Science

Page: 266

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The first edition of The Female Brain laid the groundwork for gaining a better understanding of the female brain, examining the evidence for structural and functional differences between the brains of males and females. Addressing a wealth of new research, the second edition continues in this vein, leading readers through the basic principles of anatomy and physiology and on to the complex behavioral functions which constitute the workings of the normal and abnormal female brain. Examines Questions about Structural and Functional Differences The book addresses the question of structural and functional differences between the female brain and the male brain. Are there differences? How good is the evidence? Where do the differences lie? Are there differences in the neuroanatomy of females, and if so, where? Do females and males process information differently, and if so, how? The author puts the relative lack of information on the female brain into historical perspective and reviews empirical evidence relevant to the different aspects of brain structure and function. She elucidates laterality, the functional asymmetry of the brain, the left brain-right brain distinctions, and how they differ between females and males. A Clear Presentation and Evaluation of Medical and Scientific Evidence Filled with rigorous scientific analysis in an easily accessible format and detailed explanatory diagrams, the book systematically develops the topic from anatomy to behavior. It draws on current research to explain why men and women behave differently and why these differences should be exploited when designing research and clinical studies.

Teaching the Female Brain

The brain is the organ that sits inside our skull, and there is a great deal of
controversy over how much influence the structure of ... Any discussion about the
cognitive differences between the typical male brain and the typical female brain
must ...

Author: Abigail Norfleet James

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412967090

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Discover how girls' sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect performance and how you can tailor instruction to promote girls' learning in math, science, and other areas.

Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

In this breakthrough guide based on research from his clinical practice, Dr. Amen addresses the issues women ask about the most including fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and relationships.

Author: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307888967

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 819

From one of the world's leading experts on how the brain works, a step-by-step, practical program for women to achieve greater health, energy, and lasting happiness by harnessing the power of the female brain. For the first time, bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen offers insight on the unique characteristics and needs of the female brain and a practical, prescriptive program targeted specifically for women to help them thrive. In this breakthrough guide based on research from his clinical practice, Dr. Amen addresses the issues women ask about the most including fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and relationships.

Female Brain Gone Insane

Both estrogen in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and estrogen
produced by the ovaries function as one of the brain's natural antidepressants by
supporting healthy levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the female
brain.

Author: Mia Lundin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757395929

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

View: 942

The first book to specifically address the emotional issues of hormonal and brain chemistry imbalances Do you wake up every morning feeling flat and like you are going through the motions? Feel wired but tired? Do you feel like it's all you can do to get through another day? Ambivalent or lackluster about life? Is your brain foggy and are you worried about your lack of sleep? If any of these questions pertain to you, you may feel like you have gone insane, but there is an emergency guidebook that can rescue you. Female Brain Gone Insane is the hands-on manual for women who feel like they are falling apart, losing it, or going "insane" and focuses on the emotional symptoms of hormone and brain chemistry imbalances associated with the combination of stress-filled lives and life transitions such as PMS, perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. Unlike other hormone books on the market, Female Brain Gone Insane is less focused on physiological changes such as bone loss and weight gain and instead tackles the legitimate panic and distress women feel as they experience symptoms associated with emotional and intellectual turmoil, including mood swings, loss of concentration and/or memory, and mental acuteness, to name a few. Women who have asked 'Why do I feel like I am losing it? 'How can I cope with the emotional changes I am experiencing?' and 'Will I ever feel like myself again?' will find real and compassionate help in this emergency guidebook. What's even more unique, is the author's contention that changes in the brain that affect a woman's mood, memory, concentration, and acuteness may not always be a hormone imbalance caused by menopause or other female-specific issues, as doctors often misdiagnose, but imbalances induced by the stress and anxiety levels associated with our fast-paced lifestyles that affect us at a deeper level. Bottom line, the key to a woman's well being is balanced brain chemistry, and Female Brain Gone Insane offers customizable solutions for every woman. Without lumping all women into one category, Female Brain Gone Insane helps each woman identify the symptoms of her particular emotional and psychological problems---be they depression, panic attacks, memory loss, or even acting out of character, and then offers support, information, and treatment so that she can rebalance herself. The core of the plan is to use bio-identical hormones (using the right hormone at the right time) and supplements carefully chosen to manipulate brain chemistry so that the body is happy again! Women will be liberated from their emotional turmoil with step-by-step, tailor-made rescue prescriptions based on the author's thriving practice of more than 3,000 satisfied patients. No more misdiagnoses or 'Band-aid' treatments such as antidepressants, birth-control pills, or even unnecessary surgeries Unique philosophy, accompanied with a combination of bio-identical hormones, nutritional supplements, good food, including targeted amino acid therapy, and lifestyle changes allows women to truly manipulate and support their brain chemistry Readers learn the basic science behind the intricate dance between their hormones and brain chemistry and are then encouraged to respect and identify their own emotional and physical symptoms Identifies the underlying causes of emotional symptoms and addresses women's unique bio-chemical composition with a new and unconventional approach to integrating bio-identical hormones, targeted amino acid therapy, and other nutritional supplements.

Demystifying The Female Brain

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.

Author: Sarah McKay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409173194

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Understanding how your brain works during the key stages of life is essential to maintaining your health. Dr Sarah McKay is a neuroscientist who knows everything worth knowing about women's brains, and shares it in this cutting-edge, essential book. 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 to the brains of women as they cycle through the phases of life, which are unique to females by virtue of their biology and in particular their hormones. In Demystifying The Female Brain, Dr McKay gives insights into brain development during infancy, childhood and the teenage years (including the onset of puberty) and looks at pregnancy, motherhood, and mental health. The book weaves together findings from the research lab, interviews with neuroscientists and other researchers working in the disciplines of neuroendocrinology, brain development, brain health and ageing, along with stories and case studies.

The Lancet

male brain exceeds the female brain in weight in this brain must mean that it is a
less highly sourished and country to an even greater degree than has been
hitherto developed tissue . supposed . And that the smaller size of the female
brain is ...

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The Brain as an Organ of Mind

1 1 I 1 1 " According to this table the maximum weight of the adult male brain in a
series of 278 cases was 65 oz .; and the minimum weight In a series of 191 cases
the maximum weight in the adult female was 56 oz .; and the minimum 31 oz .

Author: H. Charlton Bastian

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Category: Brain

Page: 708

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The Woman s World

unfortunate fact , but it is yet unproved that the female in upon activity ; thirdly ,
upon size . The man who possessed natural conditions breathes less air in
proportion to her the heaviest brain yet weighed was an American blacksize than
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The Spinal Cord and Brain

Females have a very slightly less thickness of cortex than males ( less than 1 per
cent . ) , and the right hemisphere ... In a series of 191 cases , the maximum
weight of the adult female brain was 1585 grammes ( 56 oz . ) , and the minimum
880 ...

Author: Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer

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Crossing into Manhood A Men s Studies Curriculum

According to their findings published in Nature (1995) We find significant sex
differences in activation patterns during phonological tasks: in males, brain
activation is localized to left inferior gyrus (IFG) regions; in females the pattern of
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ISBN: 1621969479

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The Conquest of Death

of parts in the male and female brains respectively. Broca had declared that the
occipital lobes were more voluminous in the female, and Sir James
CrichtonBrowne said that his own observations confirmed this conclusion and
showed that, ...

Author: Abbot Kinney

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Category: Sex instruction

Page: 259

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Sex -- Marriage -- Husband choice -- Wife choice -- The child -- Hints to the husband -- A word to the wife -- Religion.

The Executive Brain

Cognitive Styles and Brain Wiring The male and female cognitive decision -
making strategies are different , and so are ... that structural , biochemical , and
functional differences between the hemispheres are greater in males than in
females .

Author: Elkhonon Goldberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195156300

Category: Medical

Page: 251

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Made up of fascinating histories and anecdotes, Goldberg's book offers a panorama of state-of-the-art ideas and advances in cognitive neuroscience to show the importance of the human brain's frontal lobes. 3 halftones. Illustrations & graphs.

Sex Differences in Lateralization in the Animal Brain

In males, the dominanta is more frequently lateralized in the left hemisphere, in
females, in the right. In accordance ... It is these properties that determine, to a
large extent, the adaptive abilities of the male and female brain. Individuals of the
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Author: V L Bianki

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203304640

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Until recently, little account has been taken of sex differences in many research studies in psychiatry, medicine and physiology. Subjects of these research studies were mainly men, with most researchers using twice as many males as females in their studies. The need to take a sexually differentiated approach has led to the work described in this book, concerning detailed investigations into the correlations between functional asymmetry of the brain and sex. Sex Differences in Lateralization in the Animal Brain is the first monograph summarizing the sexual specificity of functional lateralization of the brain in animals and humans. It is based on original experimental data from animals and will be of interest to biologists, psychologists and neurobiologists.

The Brain s Behind it

Finally, as if there was not enough sagging, wrinkling and shrinking involved with
ageing, it appears that the male brain shrinks faster with age than the female
brain. Men are more prone to memory loss as they age. Might a shrinking brain ...

Author: Alistair Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781855391420

Category: Education

Page: 312

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If you want to know more about the brain and learning, this is the book you need. In what promises to become the most trusted resource of the brain-based learning movement, The Brain's Behind It guides you through the development cycle of the brain and then describes what helps and hinders learning. This fascinating, highly topical, and well-researched book answers many of your questions, including -- Can you teach intelligence? How can I recognize a learner under stress? What to do about it? Why won't my students sit still? What factors in a mother's lifestyle will influence her baby's learning? What is the best time for my child to begin formal learning? What is the best time to learn any language? What is memory? How does sleep improve all-round memory and recall? What happens to my brain as I age? The Brain's Behind It identifies fallacies, fads, and facts about the brain and learning and gives you recommendations, whether you're a teacher, parent, or policy-maker.

Elements of anatomy v 2

In male ; According to this table , the maximum weight of the adult male brain , in
a series of 278 cases , was 65 oz . , and the minimum weight ia femalc ; 34 oz . In
a series of 191 cases , the maximum weight in the adult female was 56 oz .

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The Popular Science Monthly

The general superiority , in absolute weight , of the male over the female brain
exists at every period of development . In new - born infants , the brain was found
by Tiedemann to weigh from 141 ounces to 15 % ounces in the male , and from ...

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Elements of Anatomy

In inale ; According to this table , the maximum weight of the adult male brain , in
a series of 278 cases , was 65 oz . , and the minimum weight in female ; In a
series of 191 cases , the maximum weight in the adult female was 56 oz . , and
the ...

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Leadership and the Sexes

The male brain is nearly blank, the female brain immensely active. This bit of
humor has a basis in reality! While doing brain scans at the University of
Pennsylvania, neuroscientist Ruben Gur discovered that men's brains naturally
go into a rest ...

Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118041135

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Michael Gurian's trademark use of brain science in gender studies together with real life examples of what is currently happening in business leadership make this an important resource for businesses and organizations. It provides new vision and useful practical applications, helping women and men in the workplace become more effective and fulfilled, and ultimately helping businesses and business leaders realize increased profits. Through examples and case studies from companies like Kodak, Nike, Nintendo, Home Depot, Proctor & Gamble, Avon, and Disney, the book shows readers how ignoring gender diversity actually impedes the true potential of any business.