Wouldn’t we all like to know what’s going on inside our brains?
Sometimes it seems like a complete mystery – other times, we just wish those endless ideas and thoughts would stop popping up, the hot flushes and mood swings would just stay away!
Now you can truly understand what’s going on inside that head of yours for the first time!
Balance special guest and one of our favourite brainiacs, Dr Sarah McKay has just released her new book “The Women’s Brain Book”.
She said “My book takes you a chronological tour across the lifespan to explore how our minds and brains are shaped and sculpted by our genes and hormones, our life experiences, society and culture, and our thoughts, feelings and beliefs”.
And the story begins in the womb. Subsequent chapters focus in turn on infancy and girlhood, puberty and the menstrual cycle, the teenage years, mental health, romance and sex, pregnancy and motherhood, menopause, and finally longevity and old age.
For women, understanding how our brains are shaped by our lives and in turn how life experiences shape our brains is the key to our health and wellbeing.
“In its pages, I weave together findings from the research lab, case studies and interviews with neuroscientists from Australia, New Zealand, UK, US and Canada, and other researchers working in the disciplines of neuroendocrinology, brain development, brain health, and ageing,” Sarah said.
“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. My focus is unashamedly on the female lifespan, but naturally, many of the themes explored apply equally to males and females, including in utero life, child and adolescent development, mental health, love 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