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Moderate exercise increases cerebral blood volume which improves thinking.
  relating to the brain — especially the cerebrum (front of the brain)


involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
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cerebral cerebrally
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  • Moderate exercise increases cerebral blood volume which improves thinking.
  • suffered a cerebral hemorrhage
  • The play was too cerebral and nuanced for her taste.
  • his brain had decreased in weight and there was a general smoothing out of cerebral convolutions as well as a deepening and broadening of brain fissures.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon

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  • But cerebral spinal fluid is just the doctors’ fancy way of saying brain grease.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Starting on the left cerebral cortex.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Until she is arrested— I’d get that far, until she is arrested, and then I could feel my brain expand and deflate simultaneously—my own cerebral Hitchcock zoom—and I’d think: My wife murdered a man.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • What will she demand next—a physical inspection of my cerebral cortex?
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Appending to the cerebral cortex.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • By lunchtime, though, she was wiped out, and very much looking forward to sitting, with her cerebral cortex removed, for an hour, on the lawn, with Annie, who had insisted on it.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • But death was due to a cerebral haemorrhage.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • For an hour the four of us watched the effect of the cerebral hemorrhage spread slowly over her body.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • It was a swift, I should say almost instantaneous cerebral thrombosis.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Possible cerebral hemorrhage.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • For two nights I had hardly had a wink of sleep, and my brain was beginning to feel that numbness which marks cerebral exhaustion.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There was no peculiar indication in any organ—an excitement of the nervous system—that was it; a case of cerebral congestion—nothing more.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Everything shut down, cerebral ghost town.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Davey Cantor had said something about a cerebral hemorrhage.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • His cerebral functions had deserted him.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Herr Palmgren was in critical condition following a severe cerebral haemorrhage.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Having faith requires leaps of faith, cerebral acceptance of miracles-immaculate conceptions and divine interventions.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He insists there should have been complete compensation in the undamaged part of my cerebral cortex, and that my dragging right side is merely holding on to a habit it learned in infancy.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He would never watch another fist fight without fearing he was going to faint and crack his skull open on the pavement or suffer a fatal heart attack or cerebral hemorrhage.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He then suffered several cerebral strokes.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • The doctor said she died of a cerebral aneurysm.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • For many weeks he lay in a fever accompanied by delirium, and by tolerably grave cerebral symptoms, caused more by the shocks of the wounds on the head than by the wounds themselves.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The cranium had been smashed open by some blunt instrument, leaving the naked brains exposed, and the cerebral matter had suffered deep abrasions.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Her cerebral lobes are not functioning.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Stuart Hutchison, thirty-four, attired in a Ren and Stimpy T-shirt, was a cerebral, somewhat wonkish Canadian cardiologist on leave from a research fellowship.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The more I reflected the more convinced I grew that I was dealing with a case of cerebral disease: and though I dismissed my servants to bed, I loaded an old revolver, that I might be found in some posture of self-defence.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • At first, I say, the handling-machine did not impress me as a machine, but as a crablike creature with a glittering integument, the controlling Martian whose delicate tentacles actuated its movements seeming to be simply the equivalent of the crab’s cerebral portion.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Within the internal layer of cerebral vessels were small deposits of green.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • In his mind (’So vivid!’) he saw her bringing the pitcher down into his face, he saw himself dying of a fractured skull and a massive cerebral hemorrhage in a freezing flood of ice-water while goose-pimples formed on his arms.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • When Queens have to they do it by a cerebral process passed down in the blood…… Good.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • By the time Mortenson and Darsney met their teammates, on a rock face near Camp I, Fine was lapsing in and out of conciousness, suffering also from cerebral edema, the altitude-induced swelling of the brain.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • In the Dark Of my room, I try to sleep, but thoughts whirl through my skull, cerebral tornadoes.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • I’m afraid I’d get a cerebral hemorrhage.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • The commander of the Northern Fleet had died of a cerebral hemorrhage two hours into his first interrogation in the Lubyanka, much to everyone’s disappointment.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • A cerebral hemorrhage.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Remain quiet, I am here to examine your cerebral configuration, and first I shall measure your heartbeat and respiration, but I knew what he was up to.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • In those early days, Pollard and Woolf found common ground in their quick minds, cerebral riding styles, and keen senses of humor.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • His mother asked him in alarm where in the world he had been, for they had looked everywhere for him so that he could attend General Ignacio Maria, the last grandson of the Marquis de Jaraiz de la Vera, who had been struck down that afternoon by a cerebral hemorrhage: it was for him that the bells were tolling.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Mike Strank: Franklin Borough, Pennsylvania He was the enigma: the immigrant who became the ultimate fighting Yank; the cerebral little boy from the tough mill town who grew up to be the protosergeant; the physical intimidator who turned out to be the tough shepherd of his flock.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • What emerged in vague form at first and then in sharper outline was the explanation that I had been seeing that shim in a kind of intellectual, rational, cerebral way in which the scientific properties of the metal were all that counted.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • As well as I can tell with my simple field scanner, the nematodes terminate in the amygdala and other basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The last fourteen years of Agneta Sofia Salander’s life had been punctuated by small cerebral haemorrhages which left her unable to take care of herself.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • She told him about her movie star mother, Patricia Neal, and all the family tragedies—her mother’s well-publicized cerebral hemorrhage and long convalescence, and currently well-publicized and angry breakup with Ophelia’s father, the writer Roald Dahl.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Two others were supposedly killed in accidents — one in a plane crash, one by, of all things, a cerebral hemorrhage while hiking in the Shaoguan mountains — if it’s not true, at least it’s imaginative.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Perhaps in his fatalism he loved Henry the better of the two, seeing perhaps in the sister merely the shadow, the woman vessel with which to consummate the love whose actual object was the youth: —this cerebral Don Juan who, reversing the order, had learned to love what he had injured; perhaps it was even more than Judith or Henry either: perhaps the life, the existence, which they represented.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • And so he was about to repeat his customary formula in such cases that all could be told to him without fear or hesitation, whatever it might be, when a secondary thought, based on Roberta’s charm and vigor, as well as her own thought waves attacking his cerebral receptive centers, caused him to decide that he might be wrong.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
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