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Pioneers in Science: Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Ever wondered how many neurons are in the human brain? Meet Suzana Herculano-Houzel, a professor at Vanderbilt University whose pioneering “brain soup” technique made it possible to accurately count the number of neurons in brains of all sizes. From elephants, to birds, whales, monkeys, and even cats and dogs, she has studied over 100 species and her findings have fundamentally altered our understanding of interspecies neurology.

Herculano-Houzel participated in the “Pioneers in Science Program” at the 2019 World Science Festival. The “Pioneers in Science” program gives high school students from around the globe rare and intimate access to some of the world’s most renowned scientists in a town hall-style discussion. Find out more about the “Pioneers in Science” program: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/…

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Pioneers in Science: Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Ever wondered how many neurons are in the human brain? Meet Suzana Herculano-Houzel, a professor at Vanderbilt University whose pioneering “brain soup” technique made it possible to accurately count the number of neurons in brains of all sizes. From elephants, to birds, whales, monkeys, and even cats and dogs, she has studied over 100 species and her findings have fundamentally altered our understanding of interspecies neurology.

Herculano-Houzel participated in the “Pioneers in Science Program” at the 2019 World Science Festival. The “Pioneers in Science” program gives high school students from around the globe rare and intimate access to some of the world’s most renowned scientists in a town hall-style discussion. Find out more about the “Pioneers in Science” program: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/…

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.

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Ariel ZychScience Educator

Ariel Zych is an educator, scientist, writer, and producer dedicated to sparking a love of science and math in others. Currently education director at Science Friday, she’s produced and created hundreds of experiments, activities, lessons, events, and workshops for kids, parents, and teachers in video, radio, print, web, and social media.

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Suzana Herculano-HouzelNeuroscientist

Suzana Herculano-Houzel, PhD, is a biologist and neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University, where she is associate professor in the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences. Her research focuses on what different brains are made of.

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