The Women's Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness (Paperback)

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The Women's Brain Book: The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness (Paperback)


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Understanding how the brain grows and changes through the stages of life is key to health and wellbeing. This is not a book about the differences between male and female brains, nor a book using neuroscience to explain gender-specific behaviours, the 'battle of the sexes' or 'Mars-Venus' stereotypes. This is a book about what happens inside the brains and bodies of women as they move through the phases of life, and the unique - and often misunderstood - effects of female biology and hormones.

Dr McKay give insights into brain development during infancy, childhood and the teenage years (including the onset of puberty) and also takes a look at mental health as well as the ageing brain. The book weaves together findings from the research lab, case studies and interviews with neuroscientists and other researchers working in the disciplines of neuroendocrinology, brain development, brain health and ageing.

This comprehensive guide explores the brain during significant life stages, including:
In utero
The Menstrual Cycle
The Teenage Brain
Depression and Anxiety
Pregnancy and Motherhood
The Ageing Brain
Dr Sarah McKay is an Oxford-educated, respected neuroscientist and the founder of the Neuroscience Academy. She specialises in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, health and wellbeing. She writes for numerous publications and has been published extensively for the professional audience.
Product Details ISBN: 9780733638527
ISBN-10: 073363852X
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publication Date: May 21st, 2019
Pages: 320
Language: English
McKay summarises not only what we know, but what questions we should be asking next.—Sunday Territorian

Sarah McKay gets inside the female brain and charts the differences that
impact our grey matter as we cycle through life and ride.—Elle Australia

Fascinating, essential book—Femail (online)

you're wondering how mental health, age and hormones affect women's
brains, we highly recommend this book. It'll bend your brain backwards
in the best way—WellBeing

It's a thought provoking and engaging read that examines the neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness.—Weekly Times