Suzana Herculano Houzel Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Suzana Herculano Houzel    

Brazilian Neuroscientist; Associate Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University

Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Brazilian-born neuroscientist and associate professor at Vanderbilt University, where she studies what different brains are made of, what changes with different brain sizes, how much energy they cost, and what difference does all that make - especially in the context of how human brains compare to others.

Houzel has a popular TED talk on what makes the human brain special, and published a trade book, "The Human Advantage," telling the back story to her research on human and elephant brains - and how cooking allowed us into existence. She is the author of a biweekly column on the neuroscience of everyday life for Folha de São Paulo, the major newspaper in Brazil. Houzel has also authored six other books, in Portuguese, on the neuroscience of everyday life, including "Our Daily Brain," "Sex, Drugs, Rock'n'Roll... and Chocolate," "Why is Yawning Catching?," and "Drops of Neuroscience for a Better Life".

Related Speakers View all

More like Suzana