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Marc E Hines

Marc E Hines


  • Review Article
    Artificial Cranial Deformation: Potential Implications for Affected Brain Function
    Author(s): Tyler G. O’Brien, Lauren R Peters and Marc E HinesTyler G. O’Brien, Lauren R Peters and Marc E Hines

    The anthropological study of the ancient cross-cultural practice of artificial cranial deformation (ACD), or intentional head modification, allows for the opportunity to assess the effects of functional interactions of the dynamic altered growth and development processes. Intentionally altering the infant skull is produced through mechanical means by attaching a device to the child’s head. Through the application of a deforming apparatus directly to the infant’s head, soon after birth and up to as long as four years, the child’s head becomes permanently altered. The amount of cranial modification and subsequent deformation is dependent upon the extent of time the molding apparatus is applied to the infant’s head. The longer the amount of time applied the greater the resulting stress and subsequent deformation. This paper explores the potential of inhibited cran.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000107

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