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How the brain works will blow your mind


How did you get here?

No, no, no! It's not a question about your conception or birth.

How did you get here? On this page. Reading this story.

The answer is a lot more complex than, "My teacher told me to read it" or "I clicked on it by accident."

The answer involves thought, as in "I want to get on the Internet"; movement -- pressing the computer's power button and grasping a mouse; memory -- like recalling how to use a browser or a search engine; and word recognition such as "Brainpower" and an understanding of its meaning.

In short, the answer involves a wrinkled, pinkish-gray, 3-pound organ that is primarily composed of fat and water and goes by the name of brain.



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