The Human Brain in Numbers: A Linearly Scaled-up Primate Brain

  title={The Human Brain in Numbers: A Linearly Scaled-up Primate Brain
  author={Suzana Herculano-Houzel},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
The human brain has often been viewed as outstanding among mammalian brains: the most cognitively able, the largest-than-expected from body size, endowed with an overdeveloped cerebral cortex that represents over 80% of brain mass, and purportedly containing 100 billion neurons and 10x more glial cells. Such uniqueness was seemingly necessary to justify the superior cognitive abilities of humans over larger-brained mammals such as elephants and whales. However, our recent studies using a novel… CONTINUE READING
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