The Male Brain

February 7th, 2011

Back in the 60’s and early 70’s we harbored a fantasy about a gender neutral world. We thought that, if only we gave dolls to boys and guns to girls, we could turn back the clock on culturalization and achieve a kind of equality in the battle of the sexes.

Modern science, about 35 years of research, and common sense have now prevailed and we know that none of this is true. Our gender differences are not only hard wired into us by evolutionary and neurological biology, but those differences also provide a diversity and difference that enhances our relationships and the work we do. If only we could figure out a way to get along! This is the work of Dr. Luann Brizendine who has served on the medical faculty of both Harvard and UCSF. This the author of the bestselling "The Female Brain." Now she turns her attention to The Male Brain. My conversation with Dr. Louann Brizendine: