Prominent Brazilian Neuroscientist Cites Inflexibility As She Leaves for the USA

05/05/2016 – 10h36 Tweet It is no longer possible to conduct cutting edge scientific research in Brazil, according to the neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel, who is about to leave the Institute of Biomedical Science at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) for Vanderbilt University in Nashville (USA). An author of several bestselling books on neuroscience and influential studies on how the human brain developed, Herculano-Houzel spoke to Folha. Folha: Have you ever felt tempted to reconsider your decision to leave Brazil?Suzana Herculano-Houzel: Look, if I was working in an American university and I was unhappy for any reason, there would be ways for me to talk to the university administrators and negotiate. Here, on the other hand, I receive the same treatment as everyone else, in terms of salary,…


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