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The Male Brain

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Written by Louann Brizendine, M.D.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

  • Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • On Sale: March 23, 2010
  • Price: $24.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-7679-2753-6 (0-7679-2753-2)
about this book

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up. Dr. Brizendine draws upon the latest scientific breakthroughs to show how, through every phase of life, the “male reality” is fundamentally different from the female one. Following the male brain from infancy to adulthood, Dr. Brizendine helps us understand what we see and experience as men’s brain-body-behavior. 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 is ideal for appropriate courses in anthropology, biology, gender studies, psychology and sociology.