Posted by: arisfil | January 28, 2008

the origin…

Hippocrates

“Encephalos” is a greek word meaning “brain” (“encephalon” in anatomy literature). It is a complex word, consisting of “en”, the greek prothesis meaning “in” and “cephalos”, which is the greek word for the head, the skull. So the definition of “encephalos” is “in the head”. Greeks like complex words in order to define with accuracy their power of expression. The word “encephalos” is the cornerstone of ancient greek metaphysic philosophy dealing with the brain and its potential functions. It represents knowledge, intelligence, neuroscience, and mental evolution. It represents the scope of this blog.

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