The human brain is a miraculous organ. It regulates thought, memory, judgment, personal identity, and other aspects of what is commonly called mind. It also regulates aspects of the body—including body temperature, blood pressure, and the activity of internal organs—to help the body respond to its environment and to maintain the body’s health. In fact, the brain is considered so central to human well-being and survival that the death of the brain is considered in many parts of the world to be equal legally to the death of the person.
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Citation: "Brain and spinal cord." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 5 Aug. 2019. school.eb.com/levels/high/article/brain-and-spinal-cord/273327. Accessed 24 Sep. 2019.
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