Videos & Interviews
T.rex like dinosaurs were the primates of their time
Suzana Herculano-Houzel just discovered that Tyrannosaurus rex didn’t just have the big body and huge claws and gigantic teeth: it probably also had as many neurons in the telencephalon as… a modern baboon. Now THAT is truly terrifying. How could she possibly say that, and why should you care? Watch and see!
Induction at Cátedra Otavio Frias Filho 2023
Dr. Herculano-Houzel is Folha de São Paulo’s Cátedra Otavio Frias Filho 2023’s Professor. In her induction lecture, she gives a talk on the path her research has taken, its innovation, and how diversity is a wonderful ever-present thing.
Neuroscience Office Hour
Welcome to Dr. Herculano-Houzel’s virtual office!
TED Talk - What's so special about the human brain?
The human brain is puzzling — it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. But: why? Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel puts on her detective’s cap and leads us through this mystery. By making “brain soup,” she arrives at a startling conclusion.