Our 86 Billion Neurons: She Showed It | by Steven Mithen | The New York Review of Books

March 5, 2022

While the cooking of food arises only toward the end of this “brain by numbers” book, the making of “brain soup” is its main concern. In 2004, Herculano-Houzel devised a way of reducing brains to liquid as a means to count the number of neurons in them.