3.6 Implications for Humans and Future Research
- 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.