Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Happiness out of time

Happiness is one of the divine sensations that the brain gives us. But happiness in excess, who knew, can be just as serious a problem, if not more so, than the evil sadness of depression. Sadness in itself is not bad. It’s very important to be sad when that’s what the circumstances call for: the […]

Does the Brain Work While Watching TV?

If you’re one of those people who turn on the television wanting to turn off your brain, I have some bad news for you: your brain continues to function even in the face of the most imbecilic of programs. Of course, there are different ways of watching TV. There’s TV-wallpaper, TV-radio, TV-cinema, TV-newspaper, TV-babysitter, TV-company-for-sleep, […]

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