You should know about 10 Facts a Woman’s Brain
Dr. Louann Brizendine (neuropsychiatrist) of the University of California in San Francisco says “There is no such thing as a unisex brain” also author of “The Female Brain.”
Here are ten facts of every women loving men should know:
1: Her moods changes every day during her cycle:
80% women are affected by their cycles every day of the month. Levels of hormone are constantly changing in a woman’s body and brain. They changing her outlook, sensitivity and energy. Mostly women’s moods reaches its worst 12-24 hours before their period starts. Women often feel sassier about 10 days after the onset of menstruation, right before ovulation.
During the particular fertile period, they dress sexier as surges in estrogen and testosterone prompt them to look for sexual opportunities.
After a week, when there is a rise in progesterone, the hormone that mimics valium, making women feels very relaxed. The following week, progesterone withdrawal can make women weepy and easily irritated.
2: Woman Intuitive Behavior (Biological than Mystical)
Mostly women are mind readers or psychics, in this situation, men can have the uncomfortable feelings. But women’s intuition likely more biological than mystical.
Women can better identify the unspoken messages conveyed in facial expressions, postures and tones of voice with ability to remember the physical appearances of others. Women may have been selected for their ability to keep young humans alive, which involves deducing what an infant or child needs (warmth, food, discipline) without it being directly communicated. This is one example for why women consistently score higher than men on tests that require reading nonverbal cues.
Rather than childrearing, women often use this skill to tell what husbands, bosses and even other strangers are thinking and planning. Many clueless men can’t read women better.
3: Women avoids aggressive Behavior
Researchers shows that women instinctually try to “tend or befriend” after sensing a threat. That is why, they try physical responses in favor of forming strategic, even manipulative, alliances. But stressful situations are known to “spur the fight” response in men.
Women may try to avoid physical aggression because of the greater dependence of their children survival. (In ancient hunter-gatherer days, men only needed to do the deed to spread their genes, while women had to stay alive long enough to birth and raise the young).
It is not that females are not aggressive, but it is that they are aggressive in different ways. They try to use more indirect forms of confrontation.
4: Her responses are different against pain & anxiety
Men and Women brains respond differently to pain and fear. But, women’s brains may be the more sensitive of the two.
Women brain is not only more responsive to low level of stress situations but it is less able to habituate the high levels of stress also.
Some benefits of stress sensitivity is that it shifts one’s mental state from being narrowly focused to being more flexibly and openly aware. But if the anxiety is prolonged, it can be damaging. Such researches may help to explain why females are more prone to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders.
5: Female hates conflict
Women trying to avoid conflict having evolved extra-sensitivity to interpersonal cues, a state that can feel intolerable to women. Many chemicals that takes over the female brain during a conflict, especially within an intimate relationship, is almost on the same order as a seizure.
May be because of their overachievement in “mind reading,” women often find blank expressions, or a lack of response, completely unbearable. A young girl will go to great lengths trying to get a response from a mime while a boy will not be nearly so determined. For women in particular, a negative response may be better than no response at all.
6: Female easily turned off
“A female’s sex drive is much more easily upset than a male.” For female to get in the mood and especially to have an orgasm, some areas of her brain have to shut off and any number of things can turn them back on.
A woman may refuse a man’s advances because she is angry, feeling distrustful or even, because her feet are chilly. Many more reasons can also take a toll on a female’s sex drive for example pregnancy, caring for small children and menopause. Although some female experience a renewed interest in sex after a change.
7: Women brain affected during Pregnancy
During pregnancy, a woman’s brain also shrinks about 4-percent smaller at her delivery time. But it returns to its normal size in six months after delivery.
Some researchers shows that the changes prepare brain circuits that guide maternal behavior. These brain circuits likely continue to develop after birth. For example, handling a baby releases maternal hormones.
8: Women affected by mommy brain
A woman directly facing physical, hormonal, emotional and social changes after giving birth can be monumental. When everything has changed, she needs everything else to be as predictable as possible, including her husband.
It was rare for maternal ancestors to be full-time mothers, because there was always kin-folk around to help for child rearing. And a mother needs help not only for her own sake but for the child’s care as well. Her child’s developing nervous system and temperament can impact by her ability to adequately respond to her infant.
Breastfeeding is also one way to help Mother Stress. Nursing may help women deal with this type of stress. But too much stress can disrupt lactation. Breastfeeding might be more rewarding for a women’s brain than cocaine.
One way Mother Nature tries to help is through breastfeeding. Nursing may help women deal with some types of stress, studies suggest. (Too much stress, however, can disrupt lactation.) One study even found that breastfeeding might be more rewarding to the female brain than cocaine. The research was published in the Journal of Neuroscience in 2005.
9: Female goes through adolescence twice
Physical changes and hormonal fluctuations create mood swings and physical discomfort but nagging questions about self-identity as well. Nobody wants to go through adolescence again.
But women, however, lucky girls, get to do just that. In their 40’s, they go through a “second adolescence” called perimenopause. It starts at the age of 43 and reaches its pinnacle at age of 47 or 48 years old.
Men’s hormones also change as they age, but not nearly as abruptly. In addition to erratic periods and night sweats, a woman’s hormones during this transition are so crazed she can be as moody as a teenager.
Perimenopause duration varies from two to nine years, with most women leaving it behind by age of 52 years.
10: Women loves risk during advance stage
A Women brain gets a second wind when change has finished, and the body moves into its mature stage. While men in its advance stage start to show increased interest in relationships, the mature woman becomes ready to risk conflict especially if her nest is now empty.
She may start to feel motivated to help others, but her focus might shift from her immediate family to local and global communities. She may also feel a strong desire to do more for herself and her career after decades of care-taking.
Whether she sows her newly wild oats with whirlwind travel, going back to school, or by playing the field depends on the individual, of course. But for many 50-plus women the twilight years are characterized by an increased “zest” for life and a hearty appetite for adventure.