3-pound lump of fat


V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010

Book Review

When Brains Go Bad

I’m already pretending I have most of these diseases

The Mind's Eye

The human brain is a 3-pound lump of fat and blood vessels that contains all of a person’s hopes, dreams, fears, obsessive thoughts and the location of my keys. It’s a miracle of natural engineering. I’m in awe of its complexity and of the fact that electrical impulses and neurotransmitters account for the sum of my experience. Way to go, brain.

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