Aula aberta (Mestrado em Neurociências Cognitivas e Comportamentais e Mestrado em Neuropsicologia)
Suzana Herculano-Houzel (Vanderbilt University, USA)
From a demand-based to a supply-limited view of brain energetics
The brain is an expensive organ, which is usually attributed to the energetic “needs” of the excitable neuronal cells that compose it. This talk presents evidence that brain function should be considered differently: as an economy that is limited by the rate at which energy is supplied by the microvasculature, with implications for brain physiology, development, and evolution.