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The Brain: The First Computer

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The human brain is often compared to a computer, but this three-pound organ is far more complex, powerful, and capable than the most advanced computer. Everything we do, are, think, and feel begins with the brain. Defines the parts and functions of a brain cell, explores how the brain works, and mentions brain chemicals.

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Runtime: 13 minutes 8 seconds

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