By Louann Brizendine
From the writer of the groundbreaking big apple instances bestseller the feminine mind, here's the eagerly awaited follow-up publication that demystifies the difficult male brain.
Dr. Louann Brizendine, the founding father of the 1st health facility within the kingdom to review gender modifications in mind, habit, and hormones, turns her consciousness to the male mind, displaying how, via each section of existence, the "male truth" is essentially assorted from the feminine one. Exploring the newest breakthroughs in male psychology and neurology together with her trademark accessibility and candor, she finds that the male brain:
*is a lean, suggest, problem-solving desktop. confronted with a private challenge, a guy will use his analytical mind buildings, now not his emotional ones, to discover a solution.
*thrives less than pageant, instinctively performs tough and is passionate about rank and hierarchy.
*has a space for sexual pursuit that's 2.5 occasions better than the feminine mind, eating him with sexual fantasies approximately lady physique parts.
*experiences the sort of tremendous raise in testosterone at puberty that he understand others' faces to be extra aggressive.
The Male Brain eventually overturns the stereotypes. Impeccably researched and on the innovative of clinical wisdom, this can be a publication that each guy, and particularly each girl bedeviled by way of a guy, might want to own.
Praise for The lady Brain:
"Louann Brizendine has performed a superb prefer for each guy who desires to comprehend the difficult ladies in his existence. A breezy and enlightening advisor to girls and a must-read for men."
—Daniel Goleman, writer of Emotional Intelligence
From the Hardcover edition.
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