The portion of the vertebrate central nervous system that constitutes the organ of thought and neural coordination. It includes all the higher nervous centers, which receive stimuli from the sense organs and interpret and correlate them to formulate the motor impulses. The brain is made up of neurons and supporting and nutritive structures, is enclosed within the skull, and is continuous with the spinal cord through the foramen magnum. The brain is where thoughts reside as chemical and electrical processes.

Articles on that refer to Brain

Top News of 2002 By Ray Kurzweil and Amara D. Angelica
The Law of Accelerating Returns By Ray Kurzweil
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Mind in the Twenty-First Century By Ray Kurzweil
Chapter 6: Locked in His Chinese Room By Ray Kurzweil
Dialogue between Ray Kurzweil, Eric Drexler, and Robert Bradbury By K. Eric Drexler, Ray Kurzweil, and Robert Bradbury
Gelernter, Kurzweil debate machine consciousness By Rodney Brooks, Ray Kurzweil, and David Gelernter
The Human Machine Merger: Why We Will Spend Most of Our Time in Virtual Reality in the Twenty-first Century By Ray Kurzweil
Strategic Sustainable Brain By Natasha Vita-More
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News Articles that refer to Brain

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