World Science Scholars
3.6 Implications for Humans and Future Research
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  • There are different ways of comparing brains with regard to size, neuron density, body mass, metabolic rate, and longevity. 
  • There is order to scaling and it allows us to make predictions. 
  • Professor Herculano-Houzel’s brain soup technique allows us to conclude that humans are not special after all. Humans’ brains have just as many neurons as one would expect from a primate with a brain of that size, and humans live just as one long as one would expect from an animal with that many neurons. It is important to make the right comparisons.

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