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Title: The Brain of LB1, Homo florensiensis
Contributor(s): Falk, D (author); Hildebolt, C (author); Smith, K (author); Morwood, MJ  (author); Sutikna, T (author); Brown, PJ (author); Jatmiko, (author); Wahyu Saptomo, E (author); Brunsden, B (author); Prior, F (author)
Publication Date: 2005
DOI: 10.1126/science.1109727
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Abstract: The brain of Homo floresiensis was assessed by comparing a virtual endocast from the type specimen (LB1) with endocasts from great apes, Homo erectus, Homo sapiens, a human pygmy, a human microcephalic, specimen number Sts 5 (Australopithecus africanus), and specimen number WT 17000 (Paranthropus aethiopicus). Morphometric, allometric, and shape data indicate that LB1 is not a microcephalic or pygmy. LB1's brain/body size ratio scales like that of an australopithecine, but its endocast shape resembles that of Homo erectus. LB1 has derived frontal and temporal lobes and a lunate sulcus in a derived position, which are consistent with capabilities for higher cognitive processing.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Science, 308(5719), p. 242-245
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Place of Publication: New York
ISSN: 0036-8075
Field of Research (FOR): 060805 Animal Neurobiology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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