"Male Brain" book sheds light on how men think

Thu Apr 8, 2010 11:59am EDT
 
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By Mark Egan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men are built to have a lustful, wandering eye but women should not worry that their partners will stray like Tiger Woods.

So says the author of the new book "The Male Brain," psychiatrist Louann Brizendine, known for her bestseller "The Female Brain."

"The way Mother Nature made us, the man's job on the planet is to look for, search for and seek out fertile females to mate with," she told Reuters in an interview.

The biggest misunderstanding women have about men is their complaints about men peeking at a woman's figure or watching an attractive woman walk by, Brizendine said.

"She doesn't understand that this is how he is wired," she said. "It's not that he doesn't love you."

Just because men ogle women, she said, it does not mean they will have extramarital dalliances like top golfer Tiger Woods or Jesse James, the husband of actress Sandra Bullock.

"There is the normal range of behavior and then there is pathological behavior," Brizendine said.

"Clearly Tiger crossed over the line," she said. "A few men like that give all men a bad name."   Continued...

 
<p>The cover of "The Male Brain" by psychiatrist Louann Brizendine, known for her bestseller "The Female Brain." REUTERS/Broadway Books</p>