Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Summary

Affiliation: Rio de Janeiro
Country: Brazil

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Do you know your brain? A survey on public neuroscience literacy at the closing of the decade of the brain
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Museu da Vida, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Neuroscientist 8:98-110. 2002
  2. pmc The basic nonuniformity of the cerebral cortex
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:12593-8. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Encephalization, neuronal excess, and neuronal index in rodents
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Departamento de Anatomia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:1280-7. 2007
  4. pmc Cellular scaling rules for rodent brains
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Departamento de Anatomia, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941 590, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12138-43. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Isotropic fractionator: a simple, rapid method for the quantification of total cell and neuron numbers in the brain
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Departamento de Anatomia, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21941 590
    J Neurosci 25:2518-21. 2005
  6. pmc Cellular scaling rules for the brains of an extended number of primate species
    Mariana Gabi
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Brain Behav Evol 76:32-44. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Not all brains are made the same: new views on brain scaling in evolution
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, e Instituto Nacional de Neurociência Translacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    Brain Behav Evol 78:22-36. 2011
  8. pmc Metabolic constraint imposes tradeoff between body size and number of brain neurons in human evolution
    Karina Fonseca-Azevedo
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941 590, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:18571-6. 2012
  9. pmc Updated neuronal scaling rules for the brains of Glires (rodents/lagomorphs)
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Brain Behav Evol 78:302-14. 2011
  10. pmc Gorilla and orangutan brains conform to the primate cellular scaling rules: implications for human evolution
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and Instituto Nacional de Neurociência Translacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Brain Behav Evol 77:33-44. 2011

Collaborators

  • Roberto Lent
  • Jon H Kaas
  • Christine E Collins
  • Bruno Mota
  • Lissa Ventura-Antunes
  • Karina Fonseca-Azevedo
  • Mariana Gabi
  • Fabiana Bandeira
  • Frederico A C Azevedo
  • Laila B Torres
  • Peiyan Wong
  • Wilson Jacob Filho
  • Lea T Grinberg
  • Ludmila R B Carvalho
  • Renata E L Ferretti
  • Jose Marcelo Farfel
  • Renata E P Leite

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Do you know your brain? A survey on public neuroscience literacy at the closing of the decade of the brain
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Museu da Vida, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Neuroscientist 8:98-110. 2002
    ..The results attest for the importance of popular scientific communication and indicate issues on which communication efforts should be concentrated in order to increase public awareness about the brain...
  2. pmc The basic nonuniformity of the cerebral cortex
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:12593-8. 2008
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Encephalization, neuronal excess, and neuronal index in rodents
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Departamento de Anatomia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:1280-7. 2007
    ....
  4. pmc Cellular scaling rules for rodent brains
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Departamento de Anatomia, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941 590, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:12138-43. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Isotropic fractionator: a simple, rapid method for the quantification of total cell and neuron numbers in the brain
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Departamento de Anatomia, Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21941 590
    J Neurosci 25:2518-21. 2005
    ..Moreover, contrary to what is commonly assumed in the literature, we show that glial cells are not the majority in the rat brain...
  6. pmc Cellular scaling rules for the brains of an extended number of primate species
    Mariana Gabi
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Brain Behav Evol 76:32-44. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Not all brains are made the same: new views on brain scaling in evolution
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, e Instituto Nacional de Neurociência Translacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    Brain Behav Evol 78:22-36. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc Metabolic constraint imposes tradeoff between body size and number of brain neurons in human evolution
    Karina Fonseca-Azevedo
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941 590, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:18571-6. 2012
    ....
  9. pmc Updated neuronal scaling rules for the brains of Glires (rodents/lagomorphs)
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Brain Behav Evol 78:302-14. 2011
    ....
  10. pmc Gorilla and orangutan brains conform to the primate cellular scaling rules: implications for human evolution
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and Instituto Nacional de Neurociência Translacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Brain Behav Evol 77:33-44. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc Connectivity-driven white matter scaling and folding in primate cerebral cortex
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941 902 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:19008-13. 2010
    ..We offer a white matter-based mechanism to account for increased cortical folding across species, which we propose to be driven by connectivity-related tension in the white matter, pulling down on the gray matter...
  12. pmc Changing numbers of neuronal and non-neuronal cells underlie postnatal brain growth in the rat
    Fabiana Bandeira
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941 590, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:14108-13. 2009
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  13. pmc Scaling of brain metabolism with a fixed energy budget per neuron: implications for neuronal activity, plasticity and evolution
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    PLoS ONE 6:e17514. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Brains matter, bodies maybe not: the case for examining neuron numbers irrespective of body size
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1225:191-9. 2011
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  15. doi request reprint Equal numbers of neuronal and nonneuronal cells make the human brain an isometrically scaled-up primate brain
    Frederico A C Azevedo
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Universitaria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    J Comp Neurol 513:532-41. 2009
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  16. pmc The remarkable, yet not extraordinary, human brain as a scaled-up primate brain and its associated cost
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941 902, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10661-8. 2012
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Neuronal scaling rules for primate brains: the primate advantage
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and Instituto Nacional de Neurociência Translacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Prog Brain Res 195:325-40. 2012
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  18. pmc Different scaling of white matter volume, cortical connectivity, and gyrification across rodent and primate brains
    Lissa Ventura-Antunes
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Ilha do Fundão, Brazil Instituto Nacional de Neurociência Translacional, Ministério de Ciência de Tecnologia CNPq Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Front Neuroanat 7:3. 2013
    ..The different scaling of the white matter has implications for the scaling of propagation time and computational capacity in evolution, and calls for a reappraisal of developmental models of cortical expansion in evolution...
  19. pmc How the cortex gets its folds: an inside-out, connectivity-driven model for the scaling of Mammalian cortical folding
    Bruno Mota
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Front Neuroanat 6:3. 2012
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  20. pmc Cellular scaling rules for primate brains
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:3562-7. 2007
    ..As a consequence of the linear cellular scaling rules, primate brains have a larger number of neurons than rodent brains of similar size, presumably endowing them with greater computational power and cognitive abilities...
  21. ncbi request reprint What does the public want to know about the brain?
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Nat Neurosci 6:325. 2003