In anatomy, the head of an animal is the rostral part (from anatomical position) that usually comprises the brain, eyes, ears, nose and mouth (all of which aid in various sensory functions, such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste). Some very simple animals may not have a head, but many bilaterally symmetric forms do. Heads develop in animals by an evolutionary trend known as cephalization. In bilaterally symmetrical animals, nerve tissues concentrate at the anterior region, forming structures responsible for information processing. Through biological evolution, sense organs and feeding structures also concentrate into the anterior region, which collectively form the head.
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Famous quotes containing the word head:
“The first man, who after enclosing a piece of ground, took it into his head to say, this is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society.”
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau (17121778)
“Behind the steering wheel
The boy took out his own forehead.
His girlfriends head was a green bag
Of narcissus stems. OK you win
But meet me anyway at Cohens Drug Store
In 22 minutes.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“Theres nothing more inconvenient than an old queen with a head cold.”
—Blake Edwards (b. 1922)