Human Paleoneurology

  • Emiliano Bruner

Part of the Springer Series in Bio-/Neuroinformatics book series (SSBN, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ralph Holloway
    Pages 1-10
  3. Laura D. Reyes, Chet C. Sherwood
    Pages 11-37
  4. Philipp Gunz
    Pages 39-55
  5. Emiliano Bruner
    Pages 57-94
  6. Simon Neubauer
    Pages 95-120
  7. Natalie T. Uomini
    Pages 121-143
  8. Dietrich Stout, Erin Hecht
    Pages 145-175
  9. Frederick L. Coolidge, Thomas Wynn, Karenleigh A. Overmann, James M. Hicks
    Pages 177-208
  10. Erin Hecht, Dietrich Stout
    Pages 209-224
  11. José Manuel de la Cuétara
    Pages 225-250

About this book


The book presents an integrative review of paleoneurology, the study of endocranial morphology in fossil species. The main focus is on showing how computed methods can be used to support advances in evolutionary neuroanatomy, paleoanthropology and archaeology, and how they have contributed to creating a completely new perspective in cognitive neuroscience. Moreover, thanks to its multidisciplinary approach, the book addresses students and researchers approaching human paleoneurology from different angles and for different purposes, such as biologists, physicians, anthropologists, archaeologists and computer scientists. The individual chapters, written by international experts, represent authoritative reviews of the most important topics in the field. All the concepts are presented in an easy-to-understand style, making them accessible to university students, newcomers and also to anyone interested in understanding how methods like biomedical imaging, digital anatomy, and computed and multivariate morphometrics can be used for analyzing ontogenetic and phylogenetic changes according to the principles of functional morphology, morphological integration, and modularity.


Brain Growth Patterns Cognitive Archaeology Computed Tomography Computed-tools for Paleoneurology Digital Anatomy Endocranial Anatomy Functional Craniology Geometric Morphometrics Human Brain Evolution Virtual Endocasts

Editors and affiliations

  • Emiliano Bruner
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Center on Human EvolutionBurgosSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08499-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08500-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-9349
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-9357
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