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Synonyms for brain

Synonyms for brain

the seat of the faculty of intelligence and reason

the faculty of thinking, reasoning, and acquiring and applying knowledge

a person of great mental ability

Synonyms for brain

someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality

the brain of certain animals used as meat

hit on the head

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kill by smashing someone's skull

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For overall brain health, AARP and health experts recommend regular exercise, staying mentally active and eating a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
Graphic organizers work because they visually represent linear ideas and are beneficial to both left and right hemispheres of the brain (Tate 2003).
Wrap up the lesson by discussing the following questions: How does the flood of dopamine in the brain that toluene apparently causes seem to affect the behavior of individual people who abuse inhalants?
They had developed problems with the striatum, a part of the brain associated with control of movement, attention, motivation, and reward.
Hawkins focuses mainly on the cortex, the most evolutionarily recent part of the brain.
Last spring, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Stansilas Dehaene, a well-known French cognitive neuroscientist, used brain imaging techniques to determine how the brain processes various mathematical problems.
The idea that an EEG or PET scan or fMRI, or some combination of these, might in the proximate future be able to tell us what a person is thinking becomes absurd when we consider that even the simplest thought, word, or idea is represented in the brain in a coded message involving the integrated functioning of perhaps thousands of neurons in very different parts of the brain, and that this coding may differ from person to person and in a single person from time to time or under different conditions.
Actual malformations of the brain are the most infrequent neural abnormality associated with congenital rubella infection.
After their death, brain and spinal cord tissues are removed quickly by experts.
com are encouraged to complete a brief questionnaire to identify what their brain fitness goals are.
Imaging can also reveal the effect of Parkinson's therapies such as levodopa, which replaces depleted dopamine, and deep-brain stimulation, in which doctors install in the brain a pacemakerlike device that sends electric pulses to target areas to prevent the signals that cause tremors and rigidity (SN: 3/12/05,p.
In 2001, researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York conducted an experiment using rats to find out if increasing the number of D2 receptors in rats' brains would decrease the amount of alcohol consumed by rats that had been trained to prefer alcohol over water.
To determine if waterborne estrogenic chemicals modulate gene transcription in the brain, we injected the estrogen-sensitive construct into the brains of Nieuwkoop-Faber stage 54 Xenopus laevis tadpoles.
The mind produces energy, they say, and this energy passes through space in some physical form and is received by the brains of those who are particularly sensitive.
Key words: [beta]-adrenergic receptor, brain development, environmental tobacco smoke, heart development, lipid peroxidation, muscarinic acetylcholine receptor, nicotine.