I've seen features on the "male brain / female brain" reported over the years on Learning/History Channel shows. This author has summed it up and is on the road promoting her book ...
Love, sex and the male brain
How soon 'til some guys will be bragging that "theirs" is 3.5 times larger?Perhaps the biggest difference between the male and female brain is that men have a sexual pursuit area that is 2.5 times larger than the one in the female brain.
Sadly, this has been the case with my sisters/female friends. The Diane Chambers in them always had them asking "what did that 'really' mean", when he meant exactly what he said. And "is he trying to ignore me while watching that sports program?" Uh, no, he's really just trying to watch that sports program.To a man, this is the most natural response in the world, so he's dismayed by how betrayed his wife or girlfriend feels when she sees him eyeing another woman. Men look at attractive women the way we look at pretty butterflies. They catch the male brain's attention for a second, but then they flit out of his mind. Five minutes later, while we're still fuming, he's deciding whether he wants ribs or chicken for dinner. He asks us, "What's wrong?" We say, "Nothing." He shrugs and turns on the TV. We smolder and fear that he'll leave us for another woman.
But, seriously there are some fascinating things in that article. (I never knew that pregnant women shower their mate in pheronomes to afflict them with "daddy brain"!) I think the author hit at least a double with the interpretation that men are thinking of the solution during an emotional encounter with his mate, but may be mistaken as aloof to said problem by said mate.
If men and women would read this book, and its predescessor on the female brain, methinks there'd be less worry and consernation. Or maybe she is full of shit, and just wants women to buy her book in hopes of figuring out their men?