An organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating centre of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity
(1921–57), English French-horn player. His mastery of the instrument’s entire range inspired many composers, including Benjamin Britten and Paul Hindemith, to write works for him
Obtain information by questioning someone who is better informed about a subject than oneself
Make a great effort to think of or remember something
the disease attacks certain cells in the brain
(Supposed) exhaustion of the brain; mental fatigue (now chiefly historical). In later use also: = brain fag syndrome.
An impediment to thinking clearly; inability to concentrate, remember, etc.
(A trademark for) a programme of physical (or occasionally mental) exercises intended to improve cognitive functioning; (also) a facility offering activities or equipment of a type intended to improve cognitive functioning.
A battle based upon intelligence; a battle of the wits.
A stupid person, a fool.
An impetuous, rash, or reckless person.
A stupid person
Irish Mythol. the brain of an enemy slain in combat made into a ball by mixing it with lime and preserved as a trophy.
Something that overstretches the brain.
A map or diagram of how a brain functions (also figurative).
A computing device incorporating a microchip, implanted into a brain in order to augment its function.
The immigration of highly trained or qualified people, regarded as beneficial to a country's economy or society.
A mental block; (an instance of) mental paralysis.
Mass or weight of brain tissue.
An established route along which nerve impulses travel within the brain.
Small calcified concretions situated within or near the pineal body.
An examination of the brain using any of various radiological scanning techniques, used especially as a diagnostic aid or in physiological investigations.
The skull; (in later use) specifically the cranium or neurocranium.
= brain coral.
Medicine or food for the brain.
Any sugar present in brain tissue; (in early use) specifically galactose (now rare or disused).
A clever invention or stratagem (obsolete).
Of, designating, or relating to the mind and the brain, or to the relation of mind to brain.
C. S. Sherrington's name for: the cerebral cortex.
Popular entertainment that is not intellectually stimulating
A cell in the tissue of the brain
A compact coral with a convoluted surface resembling that of the brain
A moment in which one fails to think clearly or act sensibly
Having suffered brain death
Irreversible brain damage causing the end of independent respiration, regarded as indicative of death
The emigration of highly trained or qualified people from a particular country
A temporary inability to concentrate or think clearly
A temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly
Inflammation of the brain
Food believed to be beneficial to the brain, especially in increasing intellectual capabilities
The left-hand side of the human brain, which is believed to be associated with linear and analytical thought
The right-hand side of the human brain, which is believed to be associated with creative thought and the emotions
Having the corpus callosum severed or absent, so as to eliminate the main connection between the two hemispheres of the brain
The skull or head (rare).
A particularly difficult problem or puzzle.
A region of the brain associated with a particular function.