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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x226 Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?
TV-PG

  • 2013-11-26T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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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