Now a new study finds that the brains of children who grow up with a mother who suffers from depression show the same change.
But liberals are supposed to be, as the old saying goes, so open-minded their brains fall out.
Their brains are a lot smaller than ours, meaning that a lot of evolution still had to happen before the invention of the iPad.
Our brains can foresee that if we let natural selection take its course then it could be disastrous in the long run.
They were drying rabbit ears, brains, kidneys, and tongues for one of the courses.
One splendid body is worth the brains of a hundred dyspeptic, flatulent philosophers.
Perhaps, after all, I might have the brains to jest and toss about words and shoot off epigrams.
Had the sensation of a night slipped through our brains in the momentary winking of the eyes?
And found out he is sure to be; he has not the brains to hide a thing!
Look at me with my rheumatiz and I got as good a chanct as any of 'em—brains nor legs don't count in this.
Old English brægen "brain," from Proto-Germanic *bragnam (cf. Middle Low German bregen, Old Frisian and Dutch brein), from PIE root *mregh-m(n)o- "skull, brain" (cf. 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."
The 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."
"to dash the brains out," late 14c., from brain (n.). Related: Brained; braining.
The portion of the central nervous system that is enclosed within the cranium, continuous with the spinal cord, and composed of gray matter and white matter. It is the primary center for the regulation and control of bodily activities, receiving and interpreting sensory impulses, and transmitting information to the muscles and body organs. It is also the seat of consciousness, thought, memory, and emotion. Also called encephalon.
The central organ in the nervous system, protected by the skull. The brain consists of the medulla, which sends signals from the spinal cord to the rest of the brain and also controls the autonomic nervous system; the pons, a mass of nerve fibers connected to the medulla; the cerebellum, which controls balance and coordination; and the cerebrum, the outer layer of which, the cerebral cortex, is the location of memory, sight, speech, and other higher functions.
The cerebrum contains two hemispheres (the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere), each of which controls different functions. In general, the right hemisphere controls the left side of the body and such functions as spatial perception, whereas the left hemisphere controls the right side of the body and functions such as speech.
Under the cerebral cortex are the thalamus, the main relay center between the medulla and the cerebrum; and the hypothalamus, which controls blood pressure, body temperature, hunger, thirst, sex drive, and other visceral functions.
An intelligent person; intellectual; good scholar: The publicity of being a brain did not further her movie career as a glamour girl (1914+)
To injure with a hard blow to the head •Attested fr 1382 in the full sense, ''kill by knocking out the brain'': The left hook really brained him