TED Talk- What is so Special About the Human Brain? (Suzana Herculano-Houzel)

TED Talk- What is so Special About the Human Brain? (Suzana Herculano-Houzel)
TED Talk- What is so Special About the Human Brain? (Suzana Herculano-Houzel)
TED Talk- What is so Special About the Human Brain? (Suzana Herculano-Houzel)
TED Talk- What is so Special About the Human Brain? (Suzana Herculano-Houzel)
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Suzana Herculano-Houzel's Ted Talk, What is so Special About the Human Brain?, takes a look at our brains and comparison to animal brains. This TED Talk would be a great addition to a Biology or Anatomy course. It could also be used in AP Psychology's Unit 3: Biological Bases of Behavior.

Background from TED.com: "The human brain is puzzling -- it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a bizarrely dense cerebral cortex. But: why? Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel puts on her detective's cap and leads us through this mystery. By making "brain soup," she arrives at a startling conclusion."

My worksheet contains 10 questions and an answer key has been provided for your convenience. This talk is a little over 13 minutes in length. It could be used as an opener for class.

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