October 31, 2017


A noted neuroscientist who studies the number of neurons present in the brains of different species, including humans, will discuss her groundbreaking work during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Nov. 1. After developing the first method for accurately counting the number of neurons in the brain, Suzana Herculano-Houzel set out to answer the question “What is different about humans that allowed them to evolve brains with so many neurons?”