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From the Encyclopedia Britannica
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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Call Number: 573.8 MOO
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
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The Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain by
Call Number: 612.8 DEA
Publication Date: 2013-11-25
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Call Number: 612.8 SZP
Publication Date: 2017-09-15
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What Goes on in My Head? by
Call Number: 612.8 WIN
Publication Date: 2016-01-19
"Join Robert Winston on a mission around the mind to explore the most miraculous and complex organ in the human body. Get your head around the brain's intricate anatomy, and understand how it creates your emotions, behavior, memory, and personality. From taste to telepathy, learn how your brain controls everything you do and who you are"--Back cover.