on the brain

idiom

informal
: always in one's thoughts
I've had pizza on the brain all day.
He's got sex on the brain.

Examples of on the brain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a grid on the brain’s surface would be safer, and could potentially detect the activity of many more neurons. Jon Hamilton, NPR, 13 June 2024 Others use electrodes placed on the brain’s surface to track neural activity. Lauren Leffer, Scientific American, 7 June 2024 During that time the teen underwent a series of medical procedures, including a craniectomy, which involved removing part of her skull to relieve pressure on the brain. Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News, 11 May 2024 But scientists have also found that regular inhalation of particulate matter can have a monumental impact on the brain. Devika Rao, theweek, 1 Mar. 2024 And of course, with their wheels turning, there’s a strain on the brain, there’s also a strain on the body. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 29 May 2024 In many ways, the effects of exercise on the brain are similar to challenging your muscles with resistance training to preserve muscle mass and strength. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 16 May 2024 The toll loneliness takes on the cardiovascular system, increasing blood pressure and heart rate, can also have a detrimental effect on the brain and probably plays a role, as well, Dr. Donovan said. Dana G. Smith, New York Times, 9 May 2024 How could a subjective feeling have such a profound effect on the brain’s structure and functions? Dana G. Smith, New York Times, 9 May 2024

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