Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Adoptive mothers work too!

Last week I wrote about the marks that institutionalizing babies leaves on their brains years later, even when they are adopted in infancy: slower development, reaching a brain volume 10% smaller than that of children of the same age who have always been raised by their own families. On the one hand, this and other […]

Why is it difficult to end a relationship?

They say that love blinds us. For neuroscience, this is true: some regions of the brain responsible for social judgments – whether a person is trustworthy or not, for example – are less active when we contemplate the object of our passion, be it a child or a boyfriend. Maybe that’s why they tend to […]

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