brain brain  /b ˈreɪn/


  1. (n) that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
  2. (n) mental ability
  3. (n) that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
  4. (n) someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
  5. (n) the brain of certain animals used as meat
  6. (v) hit on the head
  7. (v) kill by smashing someone's skull

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  1. Stunning new images from the brains of mice offer insights into the human mind disorders.
  2. Research shows that gay men's brains resemble those of straight women.
  3. A popular purveyor of atheism ventures into brain science, with a study that he contends is the first to show how the brain processes belief.


  1. Brain scans lead to discovery of two types of veterans suffering from Gulf War syndrome

    Using brain scans and exercise stress tests, researchers have identified two biologically distinct subgroups of veterans suffering from “Gulf War illness.”
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

  2. Pentagon Hopes Brain Tissue Research Will Help Prevent Injuries

    More than 260,000 cases of traumatic brain injury have been reported by American service members sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the Department of Defense has created a tissue bank where the brains of deceased service members will be studied, in an effort to treat and prevent brain injury from combat. Melissa Block speaks with the director of the brain tissue repository, Dr. Daniel Perl.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Brain Training class offered in Shelbyville

    SHELBYVILLE — There is increasing evidence that brain health is directly related to body health; however, most people think more about keeping their bodies fit or their hearts healthy than wor…
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

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  • "I don't want my legacy to be that I had a brain hemorrhage," said Michaels. "I want it to be that I rocked, I treated people with respect and I made a lot of good friends along the way. I think that came back to me when I got sick. I truly...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Bret Michaels Source:

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