Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Neuroscientist On Call

Stream of thought

I catch the subway at Penn Station, NY, to visit a neuroscientist friend before heading back home to Brazil, my hands occupied trying to keep... ...
Neuroscientist On Call

An evolutionary study of SfN meeting attendance

“25 year membership pins”, read the box behind the counter of the SfN booth where I was updating the information on the current president of... ...
Neuroscientist On Call

Do you really want to be a scientist?

(Note: original text republished in full, without any changes.  Unfortunately, all the values are still current 10 years later) Let’s make the necessary caveats first,... ...
Kitchen Entropy
Neuroscientist On Call

My kitchen tends toward maximal entropy

My favorite definition of life is a system that, thanks to metabolism (cycles of transfer of energy and matter) and self-organization, is capable of keeping... ...
seen my own brain
Neuroscientist On Call

I’ve seen my own brain!

…and it is gorgeous, with all the gyri and sulci it’s supposed to have! It has a callosum, a caudate, ventricles (a bit on the... ...

Stream of thought

I catch the subway at Penn Station, NY, to visit a neuroscientist friend before heading back home to Brazil, my hands occupied trying to keep... ...
Read More →

An evolutionary study of SfN meeting attendance

“25 year membership pins”, read the box behind the counter of the SfN booth where I was updating the information on the current president of... ...
Read More →

Do you really want to be a scientist?

(Note: original text republished in full, without any changes.  Unfortunately, all the values are still current 10 years later) Let’s make the necessary caveats first,... ...
Read More →
Kitchen Entropy

My kitchen tends toward maximal entropy

My favorite definition of life is a system that, thanks to metabolism (cycles of transfer of energy and matter) and self-organization, is capable of keeping... ...
Read More →
seen my own brain

I’ve seen my own brain!

…and it is gorgeous, with all the gyri and sulci it’s supposed to have! It has a callosum, a caudate, ventricles (a bit on the... ...
Read More →
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