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hi everybody I am a newbie so I am sorry for any mistakes alternative name for brain

the brain or encephalon the same for cite and many other sourses thnaks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zenhabit (talkcontribs) 22:02, April 3, 2013‎

Move some text to 'Human brain'?[edit]

Skimming this article it seems to me that all sections except for 'History' apply to brains generally, not the human brain specifically. The first paragraphs of the history section, however, seem to apply to humans.

The oldest brain... (really?)
the seat of the soul... (Did early philosophers recognize the soul in animals other than humans?)
The entire Hippocrates quote

Many experts have worked on the article. I'm no expert. Though tempted, I won't move any text to the other article. Suggesting that this matter be looked at, thanks. --Hordaland (talk) 23:33, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Most of the current material is my work. I'm open to having stuff moved, as long as it doesn't make the current article misleading to somebody who reads it without looking at the other article. Regarding the soul, the basic problem is that "soul" is an English language word, and there is no word in Latin or Greek that is exactly equivalent to it. For example the Greek word psyche and corresponding Latin word anima are usually translated as "soul", but more nearly mean "animating essence". Aristotle believed that anything that could move on its own initiative has a psyche. Looie496 (talk) 23:46, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Sounds like "animating essence" could almost be called "automobile", had that word not been taken.  ;-) --Hordaland (talk) 21:54, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Number of neurons[edit]

Can we confirm the number of neurons on average in the human brain. This article specifies 15-33 billion. Numerous other articles (including research mentioned in The Guardian) specify 86 billion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:08, 13 June 2016 (UTC)


- 'study of brain cells for different european ethnicities'. (large and inclusive samples).

conclusions to help us formulate an appropriate curriculum.


ASG (talk) 04:15, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Remove this?[edit]

I would like to remove the following sentence (under Functions): The function of the brain can be understood as information flow and implementation of algorithms. Although it is certainly true, I am convinced that for a reader who doesn't know this, it does not make it easier to understand what the brain does. (The following paragraphs do.) --Ettrig (talk) 12:11, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

I agree that the sentence is not helpful. Looie496 (talk) 15:26, 6 April 2017 (UTC)