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|Herculano-Houzel S. Scaling of brain metabolism with a fixed energy budget per neuron: implications for neuronal activity, plasticity and evolution. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 1 6(3):e17514. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017514. p.5 table 3PubMed ID21390261
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|"To investigate how the metabolic cost of the brain scales with
brain size and whether the metabolic cost per neuron increases
with neuronal size, it is necessary to examine how total energy
consumption relates to the number of neurons in different brains.
This analysis was made possible only recently, by the determination of numbers of neurons in the whole brain and its main
|"The relatively stable average energy requirement per neuron,
whether in the cerebral cortex or cerebellum, allows one to estimate
the energy requirement of these structures as a simple linear
function of their numbers of neurons (Table 3)."