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… But Plenty of Neurons Aren’t Enough

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

in The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Difference between cognitive capacities and abilities; neurons as prime material for cognition; evolution of materials; technology, learning and cultural transmission; the downfall of Neanderthals; ... More


The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies, use 25% of all the energy the body requires each day, and became enormous in hardly any ... More


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