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braincase

[′brān‚kās]
(anatomy)
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However, even at the time of its discovery's announcement in June 2017, researchers said the shape of its braincase, or cranium, indicated that the human (https://www.
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.
It also does not show that dinosaurs were necessarily very smart - their brains did not fill their braincases in this instance.
erectus share several tooth features as well as relatively small braincases and similar statures.
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.