What is so special about the human brain?

Title:
What is so special about the human brain?
Speaker:
Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Description:

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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Video Language:
English
Team:
closed TED
Project:
TEDTalks
Duration:
13:31
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