Quantifying patterns of endocranial heat distribution: brain geometry and thermoregulation.

@article{Bruner2012QuantifyingPO,
  title={Quantifying patterns of endocranial heat distribution: brain geometry and thermoregulation.},
  author={Emiliano Bruner and Jos{\'e} Manuel de la Cu{\'e}tara and Fabio Musso},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={
          753-62
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The mechanisms involved in brain thermoregulation are still poorly known, and many disagreements still exist concerning the selective cooling capacity of the brain volume. This issue has also been discussed in human evolution and paleoneurology, speculating on possible changes associated with hominid encephalization. Although the vascular system is supposed to be the main component responsible for thermoregulation, brain geometry also plays an important role in the pattern of heat… CONTINUE READING
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