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brain
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a blood/brain/liver etc disorder
▪ She suffers from a rare brain disorder.
a blood/nerve/brain/muscle etc cell
▪ No new brain cells are produced after birth.
a bullet enters sb's chest/brain etc
▪ There was a scar where the bullet had entered his shoulder.
a bullet is lodged in sb's chest/brain etc (=is stuck in that part of the body)
▪ Surgeons are trying to remove a bullet lodged in his neck.
a skin/brain/lung etc disease
▪ The fumes have caused skin diseases among the villagers.
addle sb’s brains/wits
▪ All that drink has addled his brains!
brain damage
▪ Potts suffered severe brain damage in the crash.
brain drain
brain dump
brain fingerprinting
brain haemorrhage
▪ He died of a massive brain haemorrhage.
brain scan
brain teaser
brain tumour
▪ a brain tumour
brain/liver/nerve etc damage
▪ If you drink a lot of alcohol it can cause liver damage.
heart/knee/brain etc surgery
▪ She is now fit again after knee surgery.
imprint sth on your mind/memory/brain etc
▪ The sight of Joe’s dead body was imprinted on his mind forever.
lung/brain etc tissue
suffered...brain damage
▪ Potts suffered severe brain damage in the crash.
the human mind/brain
▪ Distances in space are too great for the human mind to comprehend.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
human
▪ The emergence of the information-processing capacity of the human brain is clearly a major transcendence in this sense.
▪ Environmentalists fear the gasoline additive prematurely ages the human brain.
▪ The human eye and brain are much happier reading short to medium length unjustified lines although books are conventionally justified.
▪ The global mind is the union of computer and nature-of telephones and human brains and more.
▪ Chomsky holds that the acquisition of language is internal to the human mind / brain.
▪ The biochemistry of the human brain affects the impact of television.
▪ The human brain shows a degree of complexity of a different order.
▪ In short, the overwhelming probability is that the structure of the human brain is designed to provide phenomenal experiences.
large
▪ All would lead to more computing capacity and larger brains.
▪ It was still in the fridge, a large cold brain of pasta.
▪ A large brain relative to body size is an almost universal foetal characteristic of vertebrates, and certainly of mammals.
▪ These advanced primates had large brains and eyes at the front of the face that gave them stereoscopic forward vision.
▪ Or that a rhino's nose system is larger than its brain?
▪ Fruit eating primates have relatively larger brains than those that eat leaves.
▪ Sphingomyelin is found in large amounts in brain and nerve tissue.
▪ Whales have the largest brains on earth.
left
▪ Extreme positions, however, whether of the right or left brain, are unbalanced, out of harmony and therefore potentially unhealthy.
▪ Even sign languages depend on the left brain, just as do oral languages and reading.
▪ In fact the left brain seems to be bored with spaces.
▪ It would really be newsworthy if I had seen the left side move while the left brain was being stimulated.
▪ Does my left brain tell the truth to my right brain, or can it lie to it?
▪ It now appears that most left-handers have language in the left brain, just like right-handers.
▪ More recently, however, interest in the left and right brain is due to work involving split-brain patients.
▪ Broca also had an example of where language might live within the left brain.
right
▪ The opposite is naturally true too, the right brain controlling the left-hand side of the body.
▪ Yet lateralization of spatial skills to the right brain is not the reverse.
▪ The right brain noted something amiss ... Meanwhile, Yeremi's logical tech-side dreamed.
▪ If all this language is in the left side of the brain, what are corresponding areas of the right brain doing?
▪ Extreme positions, however, whether of the right or left brain, are unbalanced, out of harmony and therefore potentially unhealthy.
▪ There must be a whole shelf of books claiming to tell you how to tap the right brain.
▪ To the right brain, spaces and objects, the known and the unknown, the nameable and the unnameable are all the same.
▪ Laughing and smiling, unlike other sequential face movements, are more readily disturbed from the right brain than the left.
■ NOUN
cell
▪ Perhaps there are special brain cells which we possess that chimpanzees do not.
▪ Like cocaine and amphetamine, alcohol directly stimulates certain brain cells.
▪ The sequelae of hypertonicity are believed to result largely from changes in brain cell size.
▪ For instance, while brain cells do die and are not replaced, their loss is not an explanation for senility.
▪ All of a sudden I know two things: why they were on the same brain cell, and how psychiatry works.
▪ This in turn changes the way in which certain developing brain cells connect up with one another.
▪ Then, the mice were killed and scientists counted their brain cells, looking for differences between the former littermates.
damage
▪ After watching some of Ali's films, a London neurologist said he was convinced Ali had brain damage.
▪ There are suggestions that with long-term use, fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine can cause subtle brain damage.
▪ In extreme cases they can suffer brain damage or die.
▪ Lead poisoning can cause kidney damage, injury to the central and peripheral nervous system and brain damage in particularly aggravated cases.
▪ She continued to have fits and suffered serious and permanent brain damage.
▪ All have returned to normal without permanent damage, although hyponatremia occurring during surgery has resulted in death or permanent brain damage.
▪ Early diagnosis and treatment prevents brain damage and liver cirrhosis.
▪ Little recognized that the cause was an abnormal birth which produced brain damage and secondary spasticity of the limbs.
disease
▪ Still partially paralysed by the brain disease Guillain-Barre syndrome, he can only speak with the aid of an artificial voice box.
▪ Some children will develop brain disease which will produce changes in mental behavior.
▪ If the functional psychoses are not ordinary brain diseases, then what are they?
▪ I thought it was a biologically based brain disease.
▪ Look, you know they can give you brain diseases, don't you.
▪ Patients who have organic brain disease are more likely to have an abnormality than those who do not.
▪ Perhaps gene therapy could prevent the mutation of the prion gene that causes hereditary brain disease.
disorder
▪ Parkinson's disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes tremors and muscle rigidity among other symptoms.
▪ Once isolated, the mutant gene will be the second gene known to increase the risk for the brain disorder.
▪ For Francesca, who's almost 3, suffers from a brain disorder which triggers off convulsive fits.
▪ It is considered one of the most significant developments in the fight against many brain disorders and diseases.
▪ Voice over Doctors are baffled by the cause of Francesca's brain disorder.
▪ Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that can cause, among other things, visual and auditory hallucinations, delusions and distorted thinking.
▪ The deaths linked to Zyban include heart attacks, suicides, brain disorders and asthma attacks.
▪ I had a hangover that was mutating into some kind of brain disorder.
drain
▪ He could not argue, looking at Imperial, that there has been a major brain drain of senior staff.
haemorrhage
▪ Miss Diane died of a brain haemorrhage after a sharp difference of opinion with the producer about salary.
▪ He survived a serious brain haemorrhage in 1955 and in the same year became rector of Thelveton in Norfolk.
▪ Health assessments will also be made of Forster and his wife, who has suffered a brain haemorrhage.
▪ Nigel had had a brain haemorrhage.
▪ Having survived peritonitis and a brain haemorrhage on top of an inoperable cancer, who was to speculate?
▪ She had even saved his life in 1978, when he sank into a coma after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
▪ The doctor had told me that it was probable that he would die from either an infection or a brain haemorrhage.
▪ The neurologist diagnosed a possible brain haemorrhage, and had Rose admitted to a specialist hospital in London.
injury
▪ James Brady is just one of hundreds of experts and survivors at a top level conference on brain injuries.
▪ The risk of serious brain injury with a concussion is very, very low.
▪ Acquired dyslexia involves a loss of reading ability as a result of brain injury.
▪ And an even more serious brain injury.
▪ Deborah Wearing's husband has a severe brain injury.
▪ Her husband, Michael, suffered brain injury when the family car was hit by a train nine years ago.
▪ Services there are wider, with brain injuries about to be recognised in law.
▪ Heavy blows to the head resulted in brain injury.
scan
▪ The brain scan, the chest scan, the throat and bone scans all said the cancer had gone.
▪ He was pulled from the game after the hit, and sent to a hospital for a brain scan.
▪ We took him to hospital and he had various tests and a brain scan.
▪ Ansah was carried off with concussion at Luton on Saturday, but had a precautionary brain scan and reported fit this morning.
▪ Yet another picture shows her in hospital having a brain scan.
▪ Shame he's not a proctologist-he could have given Fat Barry a brain scan.
▪ Clearly a brain scan was needed.
▪ Eight more people are also believed to be suffering from the condition following either brain scans or tonsil tests.
stem
▪ The Gateway itself is situated deep in the brain stem.
▪ The cerebellum, atop the brain stem, has many more, thanks to so many little granule cell neurons.
▪ The internal state of the organism is monitored by means of receptors, mostly situated in the brain stem.
▪ His head injury had damaged his brain stem.
▪ This input is fed to certain parts of the brain stem and filtered.
▪ There is another diffusely broadcasting group of neurons scattered along the centerline near the surface of the brain stem.
▪ For a diagnosis of brain stem death irremediable structural brain damage should be present.
▪ Two thumbtack-size patches of neurons located on the brain stem are particularly loaded with adenosine receptors.
tissue
▪ More recently reductions in two other brain peptides, cholecystokinin and somatostatin have also been described in the brain tissue of schizophrenics.
▪ But once converted into prions, they turn deadly, destroying the brain tissue.
▪ A biopsy of brain tissue detected the presence of toxoplasmosis, which is relatively harmless in people with normally functioning immune systems.
▪ To be sure, scientists have created disease by inoculating animals with brain tissue from infected animals.
▪ She tried to regroup her scattered brain tissue, pulling back pieces of her mind before they were lost for ever.
▪ We are talking about the brain tissue of an aborted foetus whose gestation period has to be between 10 and 11 weeks.
▪ Over years, the prions relentlessly multiply, clumping together in brain tissue until the damage becomes apparent.
tumour
▪ The autopsy report registered death as the result of a brain tumour.
▪ Daniel Stoneman has defied the doctors who gave him a one-in-10 chance of survival from a rare brain tumour.
▪ Contributors Mary Relling did pharmacological studies of antimetabolites and identified their relation with risk of brain tumour.
▪ Sadly, he died of an aggressive brain tumour just three months after I was diagnosed.
▪ Atwater had become increasingly incapacitated by an inoperable brain tumour during the last year of his life.
▪ He died in Weihsien 21 February 1945 of a brain tumour.
▪ Janet, 33, suffering from a brain tumour, has just finished a course of the drug Temozolomide.
▪ A bruised rib was taken for heart trouble, a headache for an incipient brain tumour.
tumours
▪ They also hope to raise funds for vital research into brain tumours.
▪ Andrew Walter analysed risk factors for brain tumours in previous relevant protocols.
▪ Therefore, systemic glucocorticoids may have a protective effect against brain tumours.
▪ Underlying genetic characteristics and treatment variables may be associated with an increased risk of radiation-associated brain tumours.
▪ None of the other children studied had evidence of brain tumours.
■ VERB
affect
▪ And finally there is meditation which is the specific thought designed to affect and train the brain.
▪ But you should remain in control of what agents you take to affect your brain.
▪ Overall, the evidence suggests that IgE-mediated allergy probably can affect the brain, either directly or indirectly.
▪ But without a doubt, caffeine affects the rest of the body as powerfully as it affects the brain.
▪ Or else, possibly, the thallium was starting to affect his brain.
▪ Many neurologic disorders affecting the brain stem, cerebellum, and spinal cord posterior column may cause dizzy sensations.
blow
▪ The bullet took him right between the eyes, blowing his brains out through the back of his head.
▪ In a few years you will blow your brains out, a bankrupt.
▪ There was a mercury pool for losers to reflect in while they blew their brains out.
▪ At that range she knew the gun would blow out her brains.
▪ Reading my dreams felt like a cool breeze blowing through my brain.
▪ Hunting rabbits with hawks is surely better than blowing their brains out with shotguns.
▪ The accused said that he would blow the victim's brains out if he was not quiet.
▪ No wonder the scribblers on the hustings have so much stale garbage blowing around their brains.
pick
▪ Being the nosy type, I thought I'd pick his brains.
▪ In some office in the Pentagon, they are waiting to pick his brains.
▪ It is a helpful behaviour to use whenever you need to pick some one else's brains.
▪ He reads and digests material on a vast range of topics and picks the brains of most of the leading authorities.
rack
▪ Which left Fabia racking her brains to think of how next best to get through to the woman.
▪ There was a silence while they both racked their brains.
▪ She sat back in the seat as she racked her brain before coming to just one conclusion: Harry Martin.
▪ Harry racked his brains for another moment, then gave up.
▪ There was a silence in the room as we all simultaneously racked our brains for a missing disease.
▪ He racked his brains, but did not come up with a solution.
▪ Rachel racked her brains, trying to remember what Jamie had said of him - ruthless, living only for his ambition.
▪ I waved back, racking my brains to remember who she was.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a fertile imagination/mind/brain
▪ Even now no-one seems quite certain whether this was a fact, a half-fact or the product of a fertile imagination.
▪ He is said to have been convivial, widely knowledgeable, with a fertile imagination and a whimsical sense of humour.
a fevered imagination/mind/brain
a nimble mind/brain/wit
beat your brains out
▪ Why should you beat your brains out fighting the environmentalists?
▪ Seven hours of beating your brains out when you weren't feeling all that hot to begin with.
▪ Shall we beat their brains out in court?
blow your/sb's brains out
▪ Hunting rabbits with hawks is surely better than blowing their brains out with shotguns.
▪ In a few years you will blow your brains out, a bankrupt.
▪ The bullet took him right between the eyes, blowing his brains out through the back of his head.
▪ There was a mercury pool for losers to reflect in while they blew their brains out.
flash through sb's mind/head/brain
▪ Each time I see one of these cocoons hanging from a tree, all of these marvels flash through my mind.
▪ Her body seemed determined to ignore the danger signals now at last flashing through her brain.
▪ It flashed through my mind that I was close.
▪ The image of the guard in his elaborate flowering prison flashes through her head.
▪ The one occasion which was flashing through Yanto's mind at this moment involved just three of the local water babies.
▪ The only idea that flashed through my head was that some one had broken into the house and was attacking Master Yehudi.
▪ The past twenty-two months flashed through my mind like film run at high speed, and suddenly I felt rather tired.
▪ This was staggering new information, and all kinds of ideas were flashing through our minds.
mind/brain candy
pick sb's brains
▪ The workshop is designed so that new managers can pick the brains of managers with more experience.
▪ You know all about tax law - can I pick your brains for a minute?
rack your brains
▪ Desperately, Irvin racked his brains, but there was nothing he could tell them.
▪ She racked her brains, trying to remember what David had said.
▪ They sat in silence, racking their brains for the name of the road.
▪ I've racked my brains, but at my age there are precious few left to rack.
▪ I waved back, racking my brains to remember who she was.
▪ Rachel racked her brains, trying to remember what Jamie had said of him - ruthless, living only for his ambition.
▪ There was a silence in the room as we all simultaneously racked our brains for a missing disease.
▪ Which left Fabia racking her brains to think of how next best to get through to the woman.
scramble sb's brains
▪ This amount of LSD is enough to scramble anyone's brains.
the brain drain
water on the brain/knee
▪ The youngster was destined to follow many of his ancestors by dying from the family curse hydrocephalus water on the brain.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Branson has an excellent business brain.
▪ If you had any brains at all, you wouldn't ask such a stupid question.
▪ Louis was the brain in our class.
▪ My brain worked fast as I tried to decide what to do.
▪ Some of the best brains in the country are here tonight.
▪ Ted's got more money than brains.
▪ The brain has trillions of cells.
▪ The doctors have found a tumor in his brain.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A tumour or trauma in one side of the brain causes a loss in the field of vision on the other side.
▪ An algorithm purporting to match what is presumed to be operating in a human brain would need to be a stupendous thing.
▪ As our discussion of the brain revealed, alcohol affects nearly everything it touches.
▪ But the brain is surrounded by the skull, and all that escaped blood takes up space, squeezing the brain.
▪ Doctors feared an air rifle pellet had pierced his brain when the joke went horribly wrong.
▪ His brain is completely scrambled tonight.
▪ They also accept that the brain has certain innate dispositions, if only the disposition to be reinforced by particular stimuli.
II.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a fertile imagination/mind/brain
▪ Even now no-one seems quite certain whether this was a fact, a half-fact or the product of a fertile imagination.
▪ He is said to have been convivial, widely knowledgeable, with a fertile imagination and a whimsical sense of humour.
a fevered imagination/mind/brain
a nimble mind/brain/wit
mind/brain candy
the brain drain
water on the brain/knee
▪ The youngster was destined to follow many of his ancestors by dying from the family curse hydrocephalus water on the brain.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I'll brain you if you don't shut up!
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Brain

Brain \Brain\ (br[=a]n), n. [OE. brain, brein, AS. bragen, br[ae]gen; akin to LG. br["a]gen, bregen, D. brein, and perh. to Gr. bre`gma, brechmo`s, the upper part of head, if [beta] = [phi]. [root]95.]

  1. (Anat.) The whitish mass of soft matter (the center of the nervous system, and the seat of consciousness and volition) which is inclosed in the cartilaginous or bony cranium of vertebrate animals. It is simply the anterior termination of the spinal cord, and is developed from three embryonic vesicles, whose cavities are connected with the central canal of the cord; the cavities of the vesicles become the central cavities, or ventricles, and the walls thicken unequally and become the three segments, the fore-, mid-, and hind-brain.

    Note: In the brain of man the cerebral lobes, or largest part of the forebrain, are enormously developed so as to overhang the cerebellum, the great lobe of the hindbrain, and completely cover the lobes of the midbrain. The surface of the cerebrum is divided into irregular ridges, or convolutions, separated by grooves (the so-called fissures and sulci), and the two hemispheres are connected at the bottom of the longitudinal fissure by a great transverse band of nervous matter, the corpus callosum, while the two halves of the cerebellum are connected on the under side of the brain by the bridge, or pons Varolii.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) The anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates.

  3. The organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding; as, use your brains. `` My brain is too dull.''
    --Sir W. Scott.

    Note: In this sense, often used in the plural.

  4. The affections; fancy; imagination. [R.]
    --Shak.

  5. a very intelligent person. [informal]

  6. the controlling electronic mechanism for a robot, guided missile, computer, or other device exhibiting some degree of self-regulation. [informal]

    To have on the brain, to have constantly in one's thoughts, as a sort of monomania. [Low]

    no-brainer a decision requiring little or no thought; an obvious choice. [slang]

    Brain box or Brain case, the bony or cartilaginous case inclosing the brain.

    Brain coral, Brain stone coral (Zo["o]l), a massive reef-building coral having the surface covered by ridges separated by furrows so as to resemble somewhat the surface of the brain, esp. such corals of the genera M[ae]andrina and Diploria.

    Brain fag (Med.), brain weariness. See Cerebropathy.

    Brain fever (Med.), fever in which the brain is specially affected; any acute cerebral affection attended by fever.

    Brain sand, calcareous matter found in the pineal gland.

Brain

Brain \Brain\ (br[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brained (br[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Braining.]

  1. To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat.

    There thou mayst brain him.
    --Shak.

    It was the swift celerity of the death . . . That brained my purpose.
    --Shak.

  2. To conceive; to understand. [Obs.]

    'T is still a dream, or else such stuff as madmen Tongue, and brain not.
    --Shak.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
brain

"to dash the brains out," late 14c., from brain (n.). Related: Brained; braining.

brain

Old English brægen "brain," from Proto-Germanic *bragnam (cognates: Middle Low German bregen, Old Frisian and Dutch brein), from PIE root *mregh-m(n)o- "skull, brain" (cognates: Greek brekhmos "front part of the skull, top of the head"). But Liberman writes that brain "has no established cognates outside West Germanic ..." and is not connected to the Greek word. More probably, he writes, its etymon is PIE *bhragno "something broken."\n

\nThe custom of using the plural to refer to the substance (literal or figurative), as opposed to the organ, dates from 16c. Figurative sense of "intellectual power" is from late 14c.; meaning "a clever person" is first recorded 1914. Brain teaser is from 1923. Brain stem first recorded 1879, from German. Brain drain is attested from 1963. An Old English word for "head" was brægnloca, which might be translated as "brain locker." In Middle English, brainsick (Old English brægenseoc) meant "mad, addled."

Wiktionary
brain

n. The control center of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull which is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To dash out the brains of; to kill by smashing the skull. 2 (context transitive slang English) To strike (someone) on the head. 3 (context transitive figurative English) To destroy; to put an end to. 4 (context transitive English) To conceive in the mind; to understand.

WordNet
brain
  1. v. hit on the head

  2. kill by smashing someone's skull

brain
  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 [syn: encephalon]

  2. mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense" [syn: brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit]

  3. that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head" [syn: mind, head, psyche, nous]

  4. someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein" [syn: genius, mastermind, Einstein]

  5. the brain of certain animals used as meat

Wikipedia
Brain (computer virus)

Brain is the industry standard name for a computer virus that was released in its first form in January 1986, and is considered to be the first computer virus for MS-DOS. It infects the boot sector of storage media formatted with the DOS File Allocation Table (FAT) file system. Brain was written by two brothers, Basit Farooq Alvi and Amjad Farooq Alvi, from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Brain (disambiguation)

The brain is a biological organ.

Brain(s) or The Brain may also refer to:

Brain (comics)

The Brain is a fictional character, a supervillain in the and frequent enemy of the Doom Patrol. He is a French mastermind and criminal genius.

Brain (novel)

Brain is a medical thriller written by Robin Cook. It describes how a future generation of computers will work hard-wired to human brains.

Brain (album)

Brain is an album from Hiromi Uehara's trio featuring bassist Tony Grey and drummer Martin Valihora.

Brain

The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals. Only a few invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, adult sea squirts and starfish do not have a brain; diffuse or localised nerve nets are present instead. The brain is located in the head, usually close to the primary sensory organs for such senses as vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell. The brain is the most complex organ in a vertebrate's body. In a typical human, the cerebral cortex (the largest part) is estimated to contain 15–33 billion neurons, each connected by synapses to several thousand other neurons. These neurons communicate with one another by means of long protoplasmic fibers called axons, which carry trains of signal pulses called action potentials to distant parts of the brain or body targeting specific recipient cells.

Physiologically, the function of the brain is to exert centralized control over the other organs of the body. The brain acts on the rest of the body both by generating patterns of muscle activity and by driving the secretion of chemicals called hormones. This centralized control allows rapid and coordinated responses to changes in the environment. Some basic types of responsiveness such as reflexes can be mediated by the spinal cord or peripheral ganglia, but sophisticated purposeful control of behavior based on complex sensory input requires the information integrating capabilities of a centralized brain.

The operations of individual brain cells are now understood in considerable detail but the way they cooperate in ensembles of millions is yet to be solved. Recent models in modern neuroscience treat the brain as a biological computer, very different in mechanism from an electronic computer, but similar in the sense that it acquires information from the surrounding world, stores it, and processes it in a variety of ways, analogous to the central processing unit (CPU) in a computer.

This article compares the properties of brains across the entire range of animal species, with the greatest attention to vertebrates. It deals with the human brain insofar as it shares the properties of other brains. The ways in which the human brain differs from other brains are covered in the human brain article. Several topics that might be covered here are instead covered there because much more can be said about them in a human context. The most important is brain disease and the effects of brain damage, covered in the human brain article because the most common diseases of the human brain either do not show up in other species, or else manifest themselves in different ways.

Brain (journal)

Brain is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of neurology, founded in 1878 by John Charles Bucknill, David Ferrier, James Crichton-Browne and John Hughlings Jackson. It is currently published by Oxford University Press. Its full name is "Brain: a Journal of Neurology".

It was edited by John Newsom-Davis from 1997 to 2004. Under his editorship it became one of the first scientific journals to go online. From 2004 to 2013 the journal was edited by Alastair Compston ( Cambridge University). The current editor is Dimitri Kullmann ( University College London).

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 10.103.

Brain (TV series)

Brain is a 2011 South Korean medical drama, starring Shin Ha-kyun, Choi Jung-won, Jung Jin-young and Jo Dong-hyuk. The series revolves around a top neurosurgeon who is obsessed with success and dreams of becoming the hospital director, then finds himself embroiled in professional rivalries and an unexpected romance. The series received positive reviews, particularly for Shin Ha-kyun's performance.

It aired on KBS2 from November 14, 2011 to January 17, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

Brain (surname)

Brain is a surname.

Those bearing it include:

  • Aubrey Brain (1893–1955), British French hornist
  • Benjamin Brain (1753-1794), British boxer
  • Brian Brain (born 1940), British cricketer
  • Charles Kimberlin Brain (born 1931), South African paleontologist
  • Dave Brain (1879-1959), American baseball player
  • David Brain (born 1964), Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Dennis Brain (1921-1957), British French hornist
  • Errol Brain, New Zealand rugby player
  • George Brain (1893-1969), Australian politician
  • Jimmy Brain (1900-1971), British football player
  • Jonny Brain (born 1983), British football goalkeeper
  • Lester Brain (1903–1980), Australian air force office and airline executive
  • Louis Brain (born 1982), English-Australian football player
  • Marshall Brain (born 1961), American computer scientist and entrepreneur
  • Matias Brain (born 1974), Chilean triathlete
  • Peter Brain (born 1947), Australian bishop
  • Russell Brain (1895–1966), British neurologist
  • Terence Brain (born 1938), British bishop
  • Terry Brain (born 1907), Australian rules football player
  • Tim Brain (born 1954), British police chief

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Usage examples of "brain".

Because of the accretionary nature of the evolution of the brain, R-complex functions could be utilized or partially bypassed but not ignored.

The brains behind the formation of the Business Advisory Council were in the head of Sidney J.

In here, his body motionless, his affinity expanding his consciousness through bitek processors and incorporated brains, his mentality was raised by an order of magnitude.

A white amaurosis, apart from being etymologically a contradiction, would also be a neurological impossibility, since the brain, which would be unable to perceive the images, forms and colours of reality, would likewise be incapable, in a manner of speaking, of being covered in white, a continuous white, like a white painting without tonalities, the colours, forms and images that reality itself might present to someone with normal vision, however difficult it may be to speak, with any accuracy, of normal vision.

The Anarchist Cookbook is not a revolutionary work in itself, just as a gun cannot shoot, but I have a sincere hope that it may stir some stagnant brain cells into action.

I thought it was the anathema of Adept magic I was fated to receive, but it was the logic mine own canine brain was too confused to make.

By and by a new reputation will be made by some discontented practitioner, who, tired of seeing patients die with their skins full of whiskey and their brains muddy with opium, returns to a bold antiphlogistic treatment, and has the luck to see a few patients of note get well under it.

Perhaps any intelligent brain must perceive, apperceive, and find a personal reaction.

For a moment, he sat perfectly still, feeling what it would be like for some Elder Architect or master torturer to twist a needle knife up the optic nerve of his eye into his brain.

And dart their arrowy odour through the brain Till you might faint with that delicious pain.

The brain has now reached its maximum size and weight, any further changes being due to the formation of associative pathways along nerve centres.

Having no talent for the sword, not being a man of my hands as my brother John of Somerset wasmay God assoil himI decided I must use my brain.

I believed it was through the application and amplification of low frequency brain waves that the EBEs navigated the craft that we found at Roswell, our implementation of this technology might enable us also to use our brains to control the flight of objects.

Carbohydrates raise the level of the amino acid tryptophan in the bloodstream, which the brain uses to synthesize serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with sleep, analgesia, calm, and even the lifting of depression.

ALBERTINE JOHNSON I was sitting before my third or fourth jellybean, which is anisette, grain alcohol, a lit match, and small wet explosion in the brain.