The brain receives information about the outside world via the senses. But how much of this information do we actually notice?
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HOW'D I GET A BRAIN? - What better bedtime story for a baby than the story of her life? Watch as a father reads to his daughter about the process of brain development from fertilization until birth. The video and book were created for the 2012 Brain Awareness Video Contest by Ethan Anderson, a graduate student at the University of Florida, and his wife, Keitha McCall. The video stars their daughter, Penelope. http://www.brainfacts.org/brain-basics/brain-development/articles/2012/how-did-i-get-a-brain/