10 Things to Know About the Female Brain First of all, that bad mood isn't necessarily her fault By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Aug 29, 2010 6:00 PM CDT 38 comments Comments Moody? It's not her fault. (Shutter Stock) (Newser) – Looking to get a little insight into the female brain? LiveScience helps a guy out by offering 10 neat (and revealing) facts about what goes on inside a woman's head: It’s not just PMS: A woman’s menstrual cycle actually affects her every day of the month, with hormone levels changing her moods and energy. “It is not entirely an issue of free will,” one doctor says. Yep, she can read your mind: Kind of. Women are biologically programmed to be intuitive, because they need to be able to keep their children alive without any means of verbal communication. If you’re going to fight, do it right: Women are also biologically programmed to hate conflict—but a non-response to conflict is still interpreted as worse than a negative response. She’s easy to turn off: Pregnancy, childcare, menopause, anger, or even literally cold feet can all cause a woman to reject sexual advances. “For guys, foreplay is everything that happens three minutes before insertion. For women, it is everything that happens 24 hours beforehand,” says the doctor. For the complete list, click here. For more on the female brain, click here.