What Makes The Human Brain Unique?


Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode The Unknown Brain

About Suzana Herculano-Houzel’s TED Talk

Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel turns brains into soup, so she can meticulously count the neurons, and determine why human brains are unique.

About Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Suzana Herculano-Houzel, a neuroscientist at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas in Rio de Janeiro, discovered news way to dissecting the brain. Her research debunked previously held beliefs about neuro-activity and garnered several awards. Her findings led to six internationally published books. She regularly writes about neuroscience for the Folha de São Paulo and contributes to the TV series Neurológica.