Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Why brain soup?

I’ve been for 20 years now in the business of collecting brains from different species and turning them into soup to find out what they are made of – how many neurons, how many non-neuronal cells, and soon now how many of the latter are vasculature. Why? The short practical question is “because we didn’t…...

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Brain and violence: where genetics and society meet

Some place all the blame on society, which neglects them and doesn’t give them opportunities. There are those who disagree and argue that the problem is essentially bad genes, “bad blood”. What causes the violent behavior of these individuals who bring fear and suffering to so many families? Neuroscience has another opinion: an unfortunate combination […]

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