Evidence for expansion of the precuneus in human evolution

@article{Bruner2015EvidenceFE,
  title={Evidence for expansion of the precuneus in human evolution},
  author={Emiliano Bruner and Todd M. Preuss and Xu Chen and James K. Rilling},
  journal={Brain Structure and Function},
  year={2015},
  volume={222},
  pages={1053-1060}
}
The evolution of neurocranial morphology in Homo sapiens is characterized by bulging of the parietal region, a feature unique to our species. In modern humans, expansion of the parietal surface occurs during the first year of life, in a morphogenetic stage which is absent in chimpanzees and Neandertals. A similar variation in brain shape among living adult humans is associated with expansion of the precuneus. Using MRI-derived structural brain templates, we compare medial brain morphology… 

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