Suzana Herculano-Houzel


I'm Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D., is a biologist and neuroscientist, researcher, writter, columnist at brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo and professor at Vanderbilt University, where she is Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences. She is also the first female editor-in-chief of The Journal of Comparative Neurology.

In this website, you’ll find most of her work as well as several neuroscience courses for different levels of knowledge all carefully crafted by her.

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Neuroscientist on Call

Before you get fancy, have you looked at the easiest explanation already?

If a metric goes down by 50% and you want it back to where it was, what do you do? ...

Welcome to my virtual office! The Crash Course consists of 14 short videos, or visits, lasting from 7 to 17 minutes, totaling just over two hours.

In each visit, you will learn a set of key concepts to get you started in the ways of neuroscience. You should watch the videos in the order they are presented, but of course you can do your own thing – and come revisit as often as you’d like, for MUCH LESS than the price of a textbook (the first episode is FREE).


Neuroscience 101

Neuroscience Concepts


Sleeping in the clouds
The pitfalls of self-service food
Adoptive mothers work too!
The thrill of music
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