Suzana Herculano-Houzel

I’m good, thanks.

Just heard this proposed Best Answer to the Genie question (make a wish, and it can’t be for infinite wishes): “I want to know the future”. I didn’t have to think twice to protest. I think that would be the SUCKIEST, most disheartening thing EVER. I don’t want to know that my efforts to do…...

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Why Aspies look at mouths

One of the common core traits of autism is atypical gaze direction during social interactions. In some, it is the looking away from the other person’s eyes during conversation. In others, it is quite the opposite: a fixed, sustained stare at the person’s eyes. Personally, I identify as the latter. I am fascinated by people,…...

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Some have more neurons, others have fewer: Where to draw the line?

I just received an email from somebody who was concerned about how my research on numbers of neurons in cats and dogs (and so many other species…) has been portrayed in the media. Her points: so many reports of “sorry, cats, you’re dumb” might encourage people who mistreat and abuse their pets; along the same…...

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I’ve seen my own brain!

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 biggish side, but I won’t complain) and a lovely, text-book like brainstem. There’s my hippocampus, next to the inferior horn of the lateral ventricules, right where I tell my students…...

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