The Stone Age Institute Presents
Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel


Suzana Herculano-Houzel

The Stone Age Institute and the I.U. Cognitive Science Program are happy to present a lecture by Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel on April 26th at 6 pm in room of 109 Ballantine Hall on the IU campus. Dr. Herculano-Houzel is a Brazilian neuroscientist who was the Head of the Laboratory of Comparative Anatomy, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is currently a faculty member in the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Herculano-Houzel studies what brains are made of, how that composition differs as brain size changes, the energy cost of brains, and how all this can inform us about how human brains compare to other animals. Her lecture will focus on the subject of her recent best-selling book, “The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable” (MIT Press, 2016). She is a great scholar and exceptional public speaker. Check out her popular TED talk on YouTube here.

This is a free public event presented in partnership with a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.