July 31, 2013

CT Scan of Albatross Brain

This video shows the three-dimensional scan of an albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis) skull and brain endocast (shown in blue) taken with high-resolution X-ray computed tomography. The specimen is one of more than two dozen skulls of modern birds, early extinct birds, and closely related dinosaurs scanned for a recent study on “bird brains” led by the American Museum of Natural History.

Credit: ©AMNH/A. Balanoff

[ Read the Article: Bigger Bird Brains Developed Before Dinosaurs Could Fly ]

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