How enlightening how cooking can take on a new meaning

http://www.ted.com/talks/suzana_herculano_houzel_what_is_so_special_about_the_human_brain.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2013-11-29&utm_campaign=newsletter_weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_content=top_left_image

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.

Suzana Herculano-Houzel shrunk the human brain by 14 billion neurons — by developing a new way to count them. Full bio »

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