Human Paleoneurology, 1st Edition by Emiliano Bruner (eds.)

By Emiliano Bruner (eds.)

The e-book offers an integrative overview of paleoneurology, the learn of endocranial morphology in fossil species. the main target is on exhibiting how computed tools can be utilized to aid advances in evolutionary neuroanatomy, paleoanthropology and archaeology and the way they've got contributed to making a totally new viewpoint in cognitive neuroscience. in addition, due to its multidisciplinary technique, the booklet addresses scholars and researchers imminent human paleoneurology from varied angles and for various reasons, equivalent to biologists, physicians, anthropologists, archaeologists and computing device scientists. the person chapters, written by way of overseas specialists, symbolize authoritative studies of crucial subject matters within the box. the entire strategies are awarded in an easy-to-understand type, making them obtainable to school scholars, newbies and in addition to a person drawn to realizing how equipment like biomedical imaging, electronic anatomy and computed and multivariate morphometrics can be utilized for interpreting ontogenetic and phylogenetic adjustments in response to the rules of sensible morphology, morphological integration and modularity.

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Chet Sherwood is a Professor of Anthropology at The George Washington University, where he is also a member of the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology and the GW Institute for Neuroscience. He serves as the Co-Director of the GW MindBrain Institute. Dr. Sherwood studies comparative neuroanatomy of primates and other mammals, with an emphasis on human brain evolution. Chapter 3 Computed Tools for Paleoneurology Philipp Gunz Abstract The availability of computed tomographic (CT) scans of fossil crania has opened a new chapter in paleoneurology.

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