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braincase

[′brān‚kās]
(anatomy)
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If these features only evolved in one group of humans, we might expect to see a series of skulls going from larger to smaller faces, and gradually bigger, rounder braincases.
The Jebel Irhoud people had large braincases that lacked the globular shape of those today.
Unusual arrangements of 32 bony landmarks on the braincase appear in second-generation baboon hybrids, Cape Town physical anthropologist Terrence Ritzman said in another meeting presentation.
Norell's research group uses high-resolution CT to peer inside the braincases of extinct dinosaurs, allowing scientists to create digital endocranial casts, called endocasts--detailed, 3D reconstructions of the interiors of fossilized skulls--which they use to examine the size and shape of various brain regions, including the brainstem, which regulates heartbeat, respiration, and other functions; the cerebellum, which coordinates muscle movements; and the cerebrum, which is involved with complex sensory functions and memory.
"We want to explore braincases if possible, because they are exceptionally rich sources of anatomical information.
erectus fossils, including skulls with surprisingly small braincases suggestive of an early form of the species (SN: 9/22/07, p.
The new research looked at four 3-dimensional braincases of iniopterygians found in shales from Kansas and Oklahoma.
Before this discovery, most scientists believed that the braincases of Acanthodians resembled those of bony fish, and were thus related to this type of animal.
The team examined computer-generated reproductions based on measurements of the inner walls of braincases from Flu and two present-day adults with microcephaly, one from Africa and the other from India.