Lucas Hershey Posted 3 months ago Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain? I apologize, I am suffering somewhat from sleep deprivation. By largest, I meant largest in terms of number of neurons. I suppose I should have said we have the most capable cerebral cortex. Excellent presentation! I hope I do half as well during my thesis defense next week (I am looking for some inspiration as all of the TED presenters are top notch).