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Digital Endocasts

From Skulls to Brains

  • Emiliano Bruner
  • Naomichi Ogihara
  • Hiroki C. Tanabe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Naomichi Ogihara, Hideki Amano, Takeo Kikuchi, Yusuke Morita, Hiromasa Suzuki, Osamu Kondo
    Pages 9-32
  3. Yasushi Kobayashi, Toshiyasu Matsui, Naomichi Ogihara
    Pages 33-46
  4. Amélie Beaudet, Emmanuel Gilissen
    Pages 47-58
  5. Gizéh Rangel de Lázaro, Stanislava Eisová, Hana Píšová, Emiliano Bruner
    Pages 71-91
  6. Emiliano Bruner
    Pages 93-114
  7. Aida Gómez-Robles, Laura D. Reyes, Chet C. Sherwood
    Pages 115-126
  8. Ana Sofia Pereira-Pedro, Emiliano Bruner
    Pages 127-142
  9. Ján Dupej, Gizéh Rangel de Lázaro, Ana Sofia Pereira-Pedro, Hana Píšová, Josef Pelikán, Emiliano Bruner
    Pages 143-151
  10. Takanori Kochiyama, Hiroki C. Tanabe, Naomichi Ogihara
    Pages 153-171
  11. Simon Neubauer, Philipp Gunz
    Pages 173-190
  12. Emiliano Bruner, Borja Esteve-Altava, Diego Rasskin-Gutman
    Pages 191-204
  13. Ashley N. Parks, Jeroen B. Smaers
    Pages 205-218
  14. Emiliano Bruner, Hideki Amano, Ana Sofia Pereira-Pedro, Naomichi Ogihara
    Pages 219-237
  15. Katherine L. Bryant, Todd M. Preuss
    Pages 239-258
  16. Orlin S. Todorov, Alexandra A. de Sousa
    Pages 259-273
  17. Hiroki C. Tanabe, Daisuke Kubo, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Takanori Kochiyama, Osamu Kondo
    Pages 275-289

About this book


This book is dedicated to a specific component of paleoneurology, probably the most essential one: endocasts. A series of original papers collected here focuses on describing methods and techniques that are dedicated to reconstruct and study fossil endocasts through computed tools. The book is particularly oriented toward hominid paleoneurology, although it also includes chapters on different taxa to provide a more general view of current perspectives and problems in evolutionary neuroanatomy. The first part of the book concerns techniques and tools to cast endocranial anatomy. The second part deals with computed morphometrics, and the third part is devoted to comparative neurobiology. Those who want to approach the field in general terms will find this book especially helpful, as will those researchers working with endocranial anatomy and brain evolution. The book will also be useful for researchers and graduate students in anthropology, bioarchaeology, medicine, and related fields.


Brain evolution Computed morphometrics Digital anatomy Evolutionary neuroanatomy Paleoneurology

Editors and affiliations

  • Emiliano Bruner
    • 1
  • Naomichi Ogihara
    • 2
  • Hiroki C. Tanabe
    • 3
  1. 1.CENIEHBurgosSpain
  2. 2.Keio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Digital Endocasts
  • Book Subtitle From Skulls to Brains
  • Editors Emiliano Bruner
    Naomichi Ogihara
    Hiroki C. Tanabe
  • Series Title Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Replacement Neanderthals Modern Humans Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan KK 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-56580-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-56827-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-56582-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 289
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anthropology
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