Suzana Herculano-Houzel

First Principles: Behavior requires no brain

First things first: this section explores what brains are ultimately about, and how they came to be. What is the relationship between brain and behavior? Is there behavior without a brain? If so, what does having a brain change in the life of an animal? Plenty of life – most of it, actually – does…...

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Acting as another requires self-suppresion

I wrote here recently that the brain in a creative state stops self-policing and lets itself be carried away by its own baggage accumulated throughout life, freely forming and discovering new associations between the elements, including memories and emotions, in its repertoire. The products of our creativity are therefore highly personal – this is guaranteed […]

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