Brain Facts A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System – The Society for Neuroscience :: It sets humans apart from all other species by allowing us to achieve the wonders of walking on the moon and composing masterpieces of literature, art, and music. The human brain — a spongy, three-pound mass of fatty tissue — has been compared to a telephone switchboard and a supercomputer. But the brain is much more complicated than either of these devices, a fact scientists confirm almost daily, with each new discovery. The extent of the brain’s capabilities is unknown, but it is the most complex living structure known in the universe.
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