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Something that strikes a chord in someone's thinking, creating a spur of "enlightenment" and stimulation in knowledge, especially in subjects like philosophy & logic.
John: Hey, have you seen that recent philosophical discussion between XXX and YYY on YouTube?

Peter: Yeah, it was so good it gave me a brain boner.
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When you are so intellectually stimulated your brain gets a boner.
You: Did you guys check out my new 3D TV?

Me: Yeah, major brain boner.

Used when describing something that intellectually "turned" you on.
by The Comet March 10, 2011

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When you are talking and then have a random smart moment.
"Your mom just had a brain boner about robotics"
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The feeling you get when you are having a lively discussion or listening to an engaging lecture and everything makes sense and it gives you a bunch of new ideas about the topic at hand. The intellectual equivalent of an erection.
DeSean: oh man, that lecture given by Dr. Kobilka about G protein-coupled receptor dynamics gave me a massive brain boner.

Derrick: uhh...right, yeah, totally dude. *pssst* Jimmy, I think we need to re-evaluate our friendship with DeSean...

Jimmy: agreed.
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Sexual arousal that comes from enjoying someone else intelligence.
Guy1: Have you seen that girl? She is incredibly intelligent.
Guy2: Yeah, I would go over an horde of blood thirsty aliens to have her. I have an incredible Brain Boner.

Girl1: I can' t belive the way he explained Heisenber uncertainty principle.
Girl2: Yeah, he gave me a Brain Boner since the start of the class.
by Dolapevich January 17, 2014

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A strong liking towards a member of the same gender, in a non-sexual manner. A closely bonded friendship. Similar to a "bromance."
Ted: "Hey where has Phil been lately? Ah, probably shackin' up with some lass."
Josh: "I really don't know and it's kinda bumming me out. We used to do everything together. It's kinda like Cheech without Chong."
Ted: "Heh sounds like you've got a total brain boner for him!"
by chungamunga April 18, 2009

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