About This Event
Awaking the Brain Health will be a morning for more than 600 guests with 4 very special hosts, among them, the famous brazilian actresses Nicette Bruno and Beth Goulart, who will talk about their lives and how to live long and healthy. The event will be hosted in a beautiful theater in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro and has free entrance.
Along with Beth and Nicette, another very special host is Suzana Herculano.
Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Brazilian-born neuroscientist and associate professor at Vanderbilt University, where she studies what different brains are made of, what changes (or doesn’t change) with different brain sizes, how much energy they cost, and what difference does all that make – especially in the context of how human brains compare to others. She has a TED talk on what makes the human brain special (if anything), and recently published a trade book, The Human Advantage, telling the back story to her research on human and elephant brains – and how cooking allowed us into existence.
She is also the author of a biweekly column on the neuroscience of everyday life for Folha de São Paulo, the major newspaper in Brazil. Going on to its 11th year, the column has featured over 270 appearances since 2006. Suzana is also the author of six other books (in Portuguese) on the neuroscience of everyday life, including Our Daily Brain, Sex, Drugs, Rock’n’Roll… and Chocolate, Why is Yawning Catching? and Drops of Neuroscience for a Better Life.
The 4th host is Dra. Roberta França.
Roberta França is a doctor, postgraduate in geriatrics and gerontology and postgraduate student in psychiatry. Acts as geriatrician and psychiatrist; she is a member of the Brazilian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, of the Society of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry, of the National Academy of Palliative Care, of the Elderly Rights Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB); Professor at ABRAZ (Brazilian Alzheimer’s Association); Co-Author of the book “Winners Strategy” and Creator and responsible for the Social Project called “Cantinho da Geriatria”.