Dean Falk

Summary

Affiliation: Florida State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prelinguistic evolution in early hominins: whence motherese?
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 27:491-503; discussion 503-83. 2004
  2. pmc The cerebral cortex of Albert Einstein: a description and preliminary analysis of unpublished photographs
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Brain 136:1304-27. 2013
  3. pmc Metopic suture of Taung (Australopithecus africanus) and its implications for hominin brain evolution
    Dean Falk
    School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:8467-70. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Hominin paleoneurology: where are we now?
    Dean Falk
    School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM, USA
    Prog Brain Res 195:255-72. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The natural endocast of Taung (Australopithecus africanus): insights from the unpublished papers of Raymond Arthur Dart
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:49-65. 2009
  6. doi request reprint The type specimen (LB1) of Homo floresiensis did not have Laron syndrome
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:52-63. 2009
  7. doi request reprint LB1's virtual endocast, microcephaly, and hominin brain evolution
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 32306, USA
    J Hum Evol 57:597-607. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: new reconstruction of the Taung endocast
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 134:529-34. 2007
  9. pmc Brain shape in human microcephalics and Homo floresiensis
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:2513-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint The brain of LB1, Homo floresiensis
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Science 308:242-5. 2005

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Prelinguistic evolution in early hominins: whence motherese?
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 27:491-503; discussion 503-83. 2004
    ....
  2. pmc The cerebral cortex of Albert Einstein: a description and preliminary analysis of unpublished photographs
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Brain 136:1304-27. 2013
    ..Contrary to the literature, Einstein's brain is not spherical, does not lack parietal opercula and has non-confluent Sylvian and inferior postcentral sulci...
  3. pmc Metopic suture of Taung (Australopithecus africanus) and its implications for hominin brain evolution
    Dean Falk
    School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:8467-70. 2012
    ..Overall, our data indicate that hominin brain evolution occurred within a complex network of fetopelvic constraints, which required modification of frontal neurocranial ossification patterns...
  4. doi request reprint Hominin paleoneurology: where are we now?
    Dean Falk
    School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM, USA
    Prog Brain Res 195:255-72. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint The natural endocast of Taung (Australopithecus africanus): insights from the unpublished papers of Raymond Arthur Dart
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:49-65. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint The type specimen (LB1) of Homo floresiensis did not have Laron syndrome
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:52-63. 2009
    ..g., femoral neck-shaft angle, femoral bicondylar angle, and estimated stature) can be found in other hominins, and cannot be considered diagnostic. From our review and analysis, we conclude that LB1 did not suffer from LS...
  7. doi request reprint LB1's virtual endocast, microcephaly, and hominin brain evolution
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 32306, USA
    J Hum Evol 57:597-607. 2009
    ..LB1 may help resolve this debate and illuminate constraints that governed hominin brain evolution...
  8. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: new reconstruction of the Taung endocast
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 7772, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 134:529-34. 2007
    ..3-million-year-old juvenile from Dikika, Ethiopia...
  9. pmc Brain shape in human microcephalics and Homo floresiensis
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:2513-8. 2007
    ..Despite LB1's having brain shape features that sort it with normal humans rather than microcephalics, other shape features and its small brain size are consistent with its assignment to a separate species...
  10. ncbi request reprint The brain of LB1, Homo floresiensis
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
    Science 308:242-5. 2005
    ..LB1 has derived frontal and temporal lobes and a lunate sulcus in a derived position, which are consistent with capabilities for higher cognitive processing...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hominin brain evolution--new century, new directions
    Dean Falk
    Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Florida 32304, USA
    Coll Antropol 28:59-64. 2004
    ..Applications of CT and MR techniques have already resulted in surprising new findings, which are briefly outlined. Exciting revelations about hominin brain evolution are expected as the 21st century unfolds...
  12. ncbi request reprint Endocranial cast of Hexian Homo erectus from South China
    Xiujie Wu
    Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China
    Am J Phys Anthropol 130:445-54. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Early pliocene hominid tooth from Galili, Somali Region, Ethiopia
    Roberto Macchiarelli
    Laboratoire de Géobiologie, Biochronologie et Paléontologie humaine, CNRS UMR 6046, Universite de Poitiers, France
    Coll Antropol 28:65-76. 2004
    ..Its comparative metrical, morphological and (micro)structural analysis (supported by a microtomographic record) suggests a tentative taxonomic allocation to Australopithecus cf A. afarensis...