Research ArticlePALEONTOLOGY

The evolution of modern human brain shape

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Science Advances  24 Jan 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 1, eaao5961
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao5961

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  • RE: Author response to Ernesto Restrepo eLetter

    The pattern we describe in our paper originates during a developmental period of high brain growth rates in which changes in skull morphology are largely influenced and driven by the fast-growing brain. Other influences contribute to but do not overwrite this effect on endocranial shape and brain shape.

    Competing Interests: None declared.
  • RE: culture and skull morphology

    Skull morphology can be affected by cultural habits during infancy for instance sleep position. Skull morphology could also be affected by specific forms of nutrition. How the authors handle these variables?

    Competing Interests: None declared.

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