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BRAIN OF THE
Below are a series of images that show a cast of the inner surface of the Starchild Skull compared to a cast of the inner surface of a normal human skull. Although it is impossible to know exactly how the brain would have looked in life, these casts are very strongly indicative of the general shape and size of the brain's outer surface, and the Starchild's is clearly very different from that of the human.
Various explanations have been suggested by would-be debunkers in an attempt to explain the Starchild's unusual brain, all of which have been thoroughly investigated and shown not to be a "fit" for this unique relic. Dr. Ted Robinson, one of the earliest experts to independently examine the Skull, has written a no-nonesense summary of the Starchild's most interesting features, which can be read > here
The The following are several comparison shots of two new brain casts of the Starchild Skull and a normal human skull. These endocasts were created by a new technology related to stereolithography, where a CAT-scan of a skull is used to generate a hollow 3D model of the inside cavity. While this technique can never produce an exact replica of the living brain, the same technology was used to create both the Starchild and the human casts, so for the purposes of examining similarities and differences in the two, it is a reliable tool.
Side view of a normal human brain cast (left) and the Starchild Skull brain cast (right)
Rear view of a normal human brain cast (left) and the Starchild Skull brain cast (right)
Top view of a normal human brain cast (left) and the Starchild Skull brain cast (right)
Underside view of a normal
human brain cast (left) and the Starchild Skull brain cast
DISCUSSION by Lloyd Pye
Since 1999, one of the great puzzles has been that the Starchildís brain volume was 1600 cubic centimetres, while a human brain of its size (slightly smaller than average) would be roughly 1200 cubic centimetres. Normal humans carry brains of roughly 1400 cubic centimetres. So HOW did 400 extra cubic centimetres fit inside the skull?
That discrepancy has never made sense. Yes, the Starchildís bone is much thinner. That adds some extra. The frontal sinuses are entirely absent. More volume. The eye sockets are very shallow. More volume. And the parietals (the upper rear on both sides) are expanded. More volume. But the rear of the head is greatly truncated by flattening, so that takes back a lot of what was gained, leaving the mystery unresolved.
These new scans may finally provide the answer. As youíll see in these images, the Starchild brain seems to entirely lack convolutions on its surface! This was something we never could have imagined because ALL brains have convolutions to one degree or another. For example, a chimp brain is not heavily convoluted. If its cerebral cortex (the upper surface of its brain) were peeled off and laid out, it covers a sheet a typing paper. If a human cerebral cortex is peeled off and laid out, it covers FOUR sheets of typing paper! Big difference!!!
Now look at the Starchildís surface. It seems smooth all around! Would its surface cover a sheet of typing paper? Maybe. Not sure. But certainly not four! And look at the humanís frontal lobes, the part just above the eye sockets that fit inside our brow ridges. I have been pointing out for years that the Starchild has NO brow ridges, it has a completely different physical arrangement in the front of its face compared to humans. Now, seeing its smooth brain in that area, we see how much larger and more heavily convoluted is the humanís frontal lobe area. A visually arresting comparison!
Other side view of a normal human brain cast (left) and the Starchild Skull brain cast (right),
showing the difference in the brow ridge protrusion