New Publication: Best Practices for Digitally Reconstructing Endocranial Casts

CT images and cranial endocasts based on the cranial osteology of extant and fossil specimens as well one prepared using diceCT imaging.
CT images and cranial endocasts based on the cranial osteology of extant and fossil specimens as well one prepared using diceCT imaging.

“The use of digital endocasts (casts of the cranial cavity, which approximate the morphology of the brain) to study neuroanatomical patterns in the deep history of vertebrates has become important and pervasive in the past several years. Up to this time, however, no “best practices” for digitally constructing these casts had been established. We brought together a large number of researchers who are actively working on comparative neurological studies involving endocasts to help standardize such techniques. It is our intent that this paper will stimulate discussion and empirical testing of methods, so that scientific consistency can be achieved throughout this research community.”

–Lead author Amy Balanoff

Head over to the Journal of Anatomy to read the pub!

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