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connectome

connectome  n.— «Much better accuracy will be required before researchers can build automated systems for finding “connectomes,” complete maps of connections in a brain or a piece of a brain.» —“Connectomics” by Sebastian...

cog

cog  n.— «The drugs, known as “cognition enhancers” could improve brain performance in a number of ways, from sharpening short-term memory and increasing speed of thought. The Academy of Medical Sciences has already advised...

mobile mourning

mobile mourning  n.— «Up to 90 youngsters with severe brain trauma come to live at Bloorview for rehabilitation, while another 40 or 50 with less severe injuries enter out-patient treatment annually. While they typically make some progress...

blowing brains

blowing brains  n.— «On Nov. 28, Dr. DeVries’s boss, Dr. Ruth Lynfield, the state epidemiologist, toured the plant. She and the owner, Kelly Wadding, paid special attention to the head table. Dr. Lynfield became transfixed by one procedure...

chill suit

chill suit  n.— «In an effort to preserve her brain function, doctors at Oklahoma Heart Hospital put Jill in what’s called a “chill suit.” “We moved directly to this induced hypothermia, which is basically a refrigerated...

butthurt

butthurt  adj.—Gloss: angry, indignant, offended, or outraged. Note: Dates to at least as early as 1996. «Oh my. dont get so butthurt…i cant even remember what i wrote.» —“Re: Writers With Half A Brain” by...