View Full Version : Understanding the Female Brain is No Small Feat

09-13-2006, 11:15 AM
If you've ever wondered about the differences between the way men and women think, neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine offers some interesting answers that may cause the guys to start scratching their, uh, heads with envy.

Yes, it's true that women talk more than men (about 13,000 more words per day, on average), and that 85 percent of 20 to 30-year-old men think about sex every 52 seconds, while women think about it once a day, or up to three or four times on their most fertile days.

Brizendine, founder of the Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco, has written a wonderful new book, The Female Brain (Morgan Road Books, $24.95) that explains how the female brain and constantly changing hormones create every woman's reality.

"We all start out with female brains for the first eight weeks," says Brizendine, who explains that a surge of testosterone then changes the brain in a male fetus by killing off some cells in the communication centers and growing more cells in the sex and aggression centers. "In the female brain, more cells are devoted to emotional expression. Little girls try to read people's every signal to glean emotional meaning, and to get a message to come back to them."

It's the same kind of instinct that makes some women pursue a narcissistic or otherwise unavailable man, says Brizendine.

Link: http://www.thnt.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060913/LIFE12/609130337/-1/WEATHER0501

09-13-2006, 11:23 AM
Women may think about "one" time a day but they think about it that one time for four hours which makes us equal. Men have 2.8 second span and that is why we have to think about so many times. :)