Visualizing patterns of craniofacial shape variation in Homo sapiens.

  title={Visualizing patterns of craniofacial shape variation in Homo sapiens.},
  author={Christoph P. E. Zollikofer and Marcia Silvia Ponce de Le{\'o}n},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={269 1493},
The geometric morphometric analysis of shape variation in complex biological structures such as the human skull poses a number of specific challenges: the registration of homologous morphologies, the treatment of bilateral symmetry, the graphical representation of form variability in three dimensions and the interpretation of the results in terms of differential growth processes. To visualize complex patterns of shape change, we propose an alternative to classical Cartesian deformation grids in… CONTINUE READING