[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
As in the theory of perception , established in psycho-physiology , the eye is recognized as an integral part of the brain .
But then this theory confesses that it is completely at_a_loss as to how the image can possibly be received by the brain .
The opening paragraph of the chapter titled The_Theory_Of_Representative_Perception , in the book Philosophies_Of_Science by Albert_G._Ramsperger says , `` passed_on to the brain , and there , by some unexplained process , it causes the mind to have a perception '' .
But why is it necessary to reproduce the retinal image within the brain ?
As retinal images are conceded to be an integral function of the brain it seems logical to suppose that the nerves , between the inner brain and the eyes , carry the direct drive for cooperation from the various brain centers - rather_than to theorize on the transmission of an image which is already in required location .
[ noun ] (psychology) mental ability
"he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The wife , Amra , and her lover are both savagely portrayed , she as incarnate sensuality , `` voluptuous '' and `` indolent '' , possibly `` a mischief maker '' , with `` a kind of luxurious cunning '' to set against her apparent simplicity , her `` bird like brain '' .(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
He had the same bullet_head of curly reddish hair but he did n't have Jim 's poker-faced humor or his brains or his charm .(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)
Brains and beauty , high position in both the social and intellectual worlds , athlete , fabled lover - if ever the_world_was_any_man's_oyster it was his .
At_the_same_time another child - this one of Shelley 's brain - was given to the world : Alastor , a poem of pervading beauty in which the reader may gaze into the still depths of a fine mind 's musings .
[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)
He considered them with brooding eyes , brows bunched as his brain grappled with the problem and tried to find some solution .
[ noun ] someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
"Mozart was a child genius" "he's smart but he's no Einstein"
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
Though it was a great relief when the big brains on these shows turned_out to be frauds and phonies , it did irreparable damage to the ego of the editor and many_another intelligent , well-informed American .(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
There is nothing to suggest that the brain can alter past impressions to fit into an original , realistic and unbroken continuity like we experience in dreams .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 18792
[ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 602
[ verb ] hit on the head
[ verb ] kill by smashing someone's skull