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Human brain: The core unit of the central nervous system in our species.
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- Nervous system : The control unit of bodily functions in animals.
- Central nervous system : The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.
- Brain : The core unit of a central nervous system.
- Mammalian brain : Add brief definition or description
- Primate brain : Add brief definition or description
- Human : Bipedal mammalian species native to most continents and sharing a common ape ancestor with chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans; notable for evolving language and adapting its habitat to its own needs.
- Human anatomy : The study of shapes and structures of and within the human body.
- Human evolution : The study of the physical and behavioral genetic adaptations of the species belonging to the subfamily hominidae.
- Brain disorder : An umbrella term for medical conditions describing a significant deviation in brain structure or function from what is typical for our species.
- Neurology : The medical specialty concerned with evaluating the nervous system and the other system that it affects, and the treatment of nervous system disorders.
- Psychiatry : The subfield of health sciences concerned with mental disorders.
- Psychology : The study of systemic properties of the brain and their relation to behaviour.
- Mind : The set of structures and activity states in the brain, body, and environment of a human that enable the physiological activities of thinking and conscious experiencing.
- Brain evolution : The process by which the central nervous system changed over many generations.
- Brain development : The build-up of the brain from ectodermal cells to a complex structure of neurons, glia and blood vessels.
- Brain size : Umbrella term for various measures of how big a brain is.
- Brain atlas : A reference work in which brain structures are placed in a coordinate system that is standardized for a given species or developmental stage.
- Brain morphometry : The quantitative study of structures in the brain, their differences between individuals, correlations with brain function, and changes of these characteristics over time.
- Speech : An example of language produced using some of the articulatory organs, e.g. the mouth, vocal folds or lungs, or intended for production by these organs; alternatively, the entire act of communicating verbally - what people mean or intend, the words they use, their accent, intonation and so on.
- Music : The art of structuring time by combining sound and silence into rhythm, harmonies and melodies.