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So How Much Does It Cost?

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/9780262034258.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Human brain is 2% of body mass, but costs 25% of body energy budget; the glia/neuron ratio increases with average neuronal cell size, not brain size; glial cells as source of energy for neurons; ... More


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