Posts Tagged 'Holocene'

Maludong

The pattern of modern human settlement in East Asia is still largely debated, mostly because of the scarce fossil record. Now we have two more specimens from southwest China, at the transition between Pleistocene and Holocene: Longlin and Maludong. Darren Curnoe and colleagues provide a general morphological analysis of the fossil remains. They reconstruct the endocast of Maludong 1704, giving information on the fronto-parietal proportions. The estimated cranial capacity is 1327 cc.

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  • Primate brain folding
    A recent work, analyzing the development and evolution of the primate cortical folding, evidences two separate folding processes of the neocortex. Namba and colleagues examine two subtypes of neocortex, the dorsal isocortex, defined as the portion of neocortex limited laterally by the lateral fissure (LF) and medially by the cingulate sulcus (CiS), and the p […]

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  • Seven Million Years of Human Evolution
    This fascinating visual presentation from the American Museum of Natural History outlines what we know about human evolution by combining …Continue reading →

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  • Researchers develop non-invasive deep brain stimulation method
    Researchers at MIT have developed a new method of electrically stimulating deep brain tissues without opening the skullSince 1997, more than 100,000 Parkinson’s Disease patients have been treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical technique that involves the implantation of ultra-thin wire electrodes. The implanted device, sometimes referred to as […]

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