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Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Director for Communications, Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Research Interests: Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a biologist turned neuroscientist who investigates brain diversity: its extent, any constraints that apply, clade-specific features, developmental and evolutionary mechanisms that generate diversity, and the cognitive, energetic and time-related costs and implications of having brains built in different ways.

Keywords: metabolic cost, neuroscience, comparative neuroanatomy, brain size, sleep, numbers of neurons