Every brain begins as a female brain. Some become male eight weeks after conception, when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center, reduces the hearing cortex & makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large. Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a neuropsychiatrist who 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 & whom they’ll love. Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why •A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened •A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks & talking on the phone •Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain once every couple of days but enter a man’s brain about once every minute •A woman knows what people are feeling, while a man can’t spot an emotion unless somebody cries or threatens bodily harm •A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man. 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.