The Human Brain
2000, Etching and Aquatint on Paper, B19.7 x H14.8 cm
From a philosophical point of view, the most important function of the brain is to serve as the physical structure underlying the mind. From a biological point of view, though, the most important function is to generate behaviors that promote the welfare of an animal.
F. Scott Fitzgerald said: "The true mark of intelligence is the ability to hold two apparently opposing ideas in the mind simultaneously."