Suzana Herculano-Houzel

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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! 

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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.

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