P. Thomas Schoenemann, Ph.D.

 

 

 

Published articles and chapters

 

Kerney, M., Smaers, J. B., Schoenemann, P. T., & Dunn, J. C. (2017). The coevolution of play and the cortico-cerebellar system in primates. Primates. [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2017, A complex-adaptive-systems approach to the evolution of language and the brain. In S. S. Mufwene, C. Coupé, & F. Pellegrino (Eds.), Complexity in Language: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, pp. 67–100 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, Gang Peng, Robert Port, 2017, Report of the 8th International Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, pp. 238-247

 

Dale, R., Kello, C. T., & Schoenemann, P. T., 2016, Seeking Synthesis: The Integrative Problem in Understanding Language and Its Evolution. Topics in Cognitive Science, 8(2), 371–381 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2013, “Searching for language origins,” in P. Gang & S. Feng (Eds.), Eastward flows the great river: Festschrift in honor of professor William S.-Y. Wang on his 80th birthday. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, pp. 229-254 [uncorrected pre-publication proof]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2013, "Hominid brain evolution" in A companion to paleoanthropology edited by D. R. Begun, Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 136-164 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2012, “Vincent Matthew Sarich” in In Memorium: Online Biographies of UC Faculty and Administrators [full text] [read online]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2012, “Evolution of Brain and Language” in Evolution of the Primate Brain: From Neuron to Behavior, edited by Michel A. Hofman and Dean Falk, series title: Progress in Brain Research, series editors: Stephen Waxman, Donald G. Stein, Dick Swaab and Howard Fields. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 443-459 [full text]

 

Monge, Janet and P. Thomas Schoenemann, 2011, “The Open Research Scan Archive (Orsa): A massive open-access archive of research quality computed tomography (CT) scans,” in Pleistocene Databases: Acquisition, Storing, Sharing edited by Roberto Macchiarelli & Gerd-Christian Weniger, Mettmann, Germany:Wissenschaftliche Schriften des Neanderthal Museums V. 4, p. 61-67 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2010, “The meaning of brain size: the evolution of conceptual complexity” in Human Brain Evolving: Papers in Honor of Ralph Holloway edited by Douglas Broadfield, Michael Yuan, Kathy Schick, and Nicholas Toth. Bloomington, Indiana: Stone Age Institute Press, pp. 37-50 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2009, “Evolution of Brain and Language,” Language Learning, v. 59(Suppl. 1):162–186 [full text] [podcast of associated lecture]

 

Beckner, Clay, Richard Blythe, Joan Bybee, Morten H. Christiansen, William Croft, Nick C. Ellis, John Holland, Jinyun Ke, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Tom Schoenemann, 2009, “Language Is a Complex Adaptive System: Position Paper,” Language Learning, v. 59(Suppl. 1):1-26 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2009, “Brain evolution relevant to language” In: Language, Evolution, and the Brain, Minett, James W. & Wang, William S-Y., eds., Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, pp. 191-223 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, Janet Monge, L. Daniel Glotzer, Michael Campana, 2008, “The open research CT scan archive,” British Institute of Radiology Newsletter, Spring Issue:13-15 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, James Gee, Brian Avants, Ralph L. Holloway, Janet Monge, and Jason Lewis, 2007, “Validation of Plaster Endocast Morphology Through 3D CT Image Analysis” American Journal of Physical Anthropology v. 132:183-192 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2006, Evolution of the Size and Functional Areas of the Human Brain” Annual Review of Anthropology v. 35:379-406 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, Tom, 2006, "Review of: 'From Monkey Brain to Human Brain: A Fyssen Foundation Symposium'" American Journal of Human Biology v. 18(5):722-724 [full text]

 

Avants, Brian B., P. T. Schoenemann, and J. C. Gee, 2006, “Landmark and Intensity Driven Lagrangian Frame Diffeomorphic Image Registration: Application to Functionally and Structurally-based Inter-Species Comparison” Medical Image Analysis v. 10(3):397-412 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2005, “Conceptual complexity and the brain: Understanding language origins” in Language Acquisition, Change and Emergence: Essays in Evolutionary Linguistics. Edited by William S.-Y. Wang and James W. Minett. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press, pp. 47-94 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, Michael Sheehan, and L. Daniel Glotzer, 2005, “Prefrontal white matter volume is disproportionately larger in humans than in other primates” Nature Neuroscience v. 8(2):242-252 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2004, “Brain size and body composition in mammals,” Brain Behavior and Evolution v. 63(1):47-60 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2003, “Commentary on 'Genes and cultures: What creates our behavioral phenome' by Ehrlich and Feldman” Current Anthropology, v. 44(1):101 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2002, “Putting meat on the bones: The necessity of empirical tests of hypotheses about cognitive evolution,” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, v. 25:416-417 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2001, "Brain scaling, behavioral ability, and human evolution," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, v.24(2):293-295 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2001, "Review of Molecular Biology of the Brain, edited by S. J. Higgins," Human Biology v. 73(4):614-617 [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, Thomas F. Budinger, Vincent M. Sarich, William S.-Y. Wang. 2000. "Brain size does not predict general cognitive ability within families," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences v. 97(9):4932-4937. [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas. 1999. "Syntax as an emergent characteristic of the evolution of semantic complexity" Minds and Machines, v.9:309-346. [full text]

 

Klein, Gregory J, Xia Teng, P. Thomas Schoenemann and Thomas F. Budinger. 1998. "A Sensitivity Analysis of Brain Morphometry Based on MRI-Derived Surface Models" in E Hoffman, Editor, Medical Imaging 98: Physiology and Function from Multidimensional Images, Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers 3337

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas. 1997. An MRI Study of the Relationship Between Human Neuroanatomy and Behavioral Ability. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley. [abstract] [full text]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, and William S.-Y. Wang, 1996, "Evolutionary principles and the emergence of syntax," Behavioral and Brain Sciences, v.19(4):646-647.

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, and John S. Allen, 1991, Comment on "New models and metaphors for the Neanderthal debate," by Paul Graves, Current Anthropology, v.32(5):530-532.

 

 

 

Published abstracts of talks and posters presented

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, Ralph L. Holloway, 2017, “Modern human variation in brain size: Implications for the Dmanisi hominins and other fossil taxa.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 162, Supplement S64:349 [abstract]

 

Holloway, Ralph L., Shawn Hurst, Heather M. Garvin, Tom Schoenemann, Will B. Vanti, John Hawks, and Lee Berger, 2017, “Homo naledi posterior endocasts and their significance for understanding brain reorganization.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 162, Supplement S64:220 [abstract]

 

Hurst, Shawn D., Ralph L. Holloway, Heather M. Garvin, Tom Schoenemann, William B. Vanti, John Hawks and Lee R. Berger, 2017, “Homo naledi’s frontal lobe: Modern in form, ancestral in size.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 162, Supplement S64:225 [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas and Ralph L. Holloway, 2016, “Brain function and Broca's Cap: A meta-analysis of fMRI studies.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 159, Supplement S62:283 [abstract]

 

Holloway, Ralph L., P. T. Schoenemann, Douglas C. Broadfield, 2016, “Why paleoneurology needs the lunate sulcus.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 159, Supplement S62: 175-176 [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2015, “Estimated total time spent in social play prior to adulthood is strongly associated with brain size in primates.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 156, Supplement S60: 279 [abstract]

 

Holloway, Ralph L., Shawn D. Hurst, D. C. Broadfield, Tom Schoenemann, 2015, “The New and Old in Hominid Brain Evolution: Why Paleoneurology Needs the Lunate Sulcus.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 156, Supplement S60: 167-168 [abstract]

 

Shawn D. Hurst, Ralph L. Holloway, Tom Schoenemann, Doug C. Broadfield, Kevin D. Hunt, 2015, “The New and the Old in Hominid Brain Evolution, Part II: Why Paleoneurology Needs a Chimpanzee Brain Atlas.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 156, Supplement S60: 173-174 [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2014, “Inferences about prefrontal cortex size in humans from motor and premotor area scaling relationships.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 153, Supplement 58: 232 [abstract] [poster]

 

Holloway, Ralph L., Schoenemann, Tom T., 2014, “The occipital lobes of Neandertal brains, orbit size, and cognition: What is the evidence for Neandertal cognitive inferiority?” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 153, Supplement 58: 143-144 [abstract]

 

Shumaker, Robert W., David R. Samson, Tom P. Schoenemann, 2014 “The effects of sleeping platforms on next day cognition in captive orangutans (Pongo spp.)” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 153, Supplement 58: 238 [abstract]

 

Kitchell, Lindsey M., P. Thomas Schoenemann, 2014, “Functional correlates of structural asymmetries in the human brain.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 153, Supplement 58: 158 [abstract]

 

Hurst, Delanie R., Audrey R. Brittingham, P. Thomas Schoenemann, 2014, “Endocranial regions associated with deception in nonhuman primates.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 153, Supplement 58: 147-148 [abstract] [poster]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, Ralph Holloway, 2013, “Skhul V segmentation and Broca’s region asymmetries in Neandertal endocasts.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v.150, Supplement 52:244 [abstract]

 

Kitchell, Lindsey M., P. Thomas Schoenemann, Mackenzie Loyet, 2013, “Structural asymmetries in the human brain assessed via MRI.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v.150, Supplement 56:167 [abstract]

 

Hurst, Delanie R., P. Thomas Schoenemann, Brian Avants and James C. Gee, 2013, “Assessing site specific Changes in endocranial shape associated with frugivory in primates..” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v.150, Supplement 56:156 [abstract]

 

Brittingham, Audrey R., Delanie R. Hurst, P. Thomas Schoenemann, Brian Avants and James C. Gee, 2013, “Impact of tool use on brain development of non-human primates.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v.150, Supplement 56:88 [abstract]

 

Loyet, Mackenzie M., P. Thomas Schoenemann, Brian B. Avants and James C. Gee, 2012, “Associations between localized variation in brain anatomy and social behavior in healthy human subjects.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 147, Supplement 54:196 [abstract]


Hurst, Delanie R., P. Thomas Schoenemann, Mackenzie M. Loyet, Brian B. Avants and James C. Gee, 2012, “How well does endocranial morphology predict behavior differences in primates?” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 147, Supplement 54:171 [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, Ralph Holloway, Janet Monge, Brian Avants, and James Gee, 2011, “Differences in endocranial shape between Homo and Pongids assessed through non-rigid deformation analysis of high-resolution CT images.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 144, Supplement 52:265-266 [abstract]

 

Holloway, R.L., J. Monge, T. Schoenemann, 2011 “The LB1 endocast: un-adorned, un-smoothed, a replication study based on the original CT scan data”, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 144, Supplement 52: 165-166. [abstract]

 

Prima, S., R. Holloway, G.Subsol, B.Combes, T. Schoenemann, J. Braga and J.Monge, 2011 “New 3D automatic methods for the analysis of the endocranial shape and its relationship with ectocranial structures: assessment and preliminary experiments”, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 144, Supplement 52: 243-244. [abstract]


Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2010, “The importance of exploring non-linguistic functions of human brain language areas for explaining language evolution.” in The Evolution of Language; Proceedings of the 8th International Conference (EVOLANG8). Andrew D. M. Smith, Marieke Schouwstra, Bart de Boer, and Kenny Smith, eds., London: World Scientific Publishing, pp. 485-486 [poster]

 

Schoenemann, P.T., J. Monge, B.B. Avants, J.C. Gee, 2010 “Creating statistical atlases of modern primate endocranial morphology using non-rigid deformation analysis of high-resolution CT images.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 141, Supplement 50:208-209 [poster]

 

Holloway, R. L., J. Monge, T. Schoenemann, 2010 “The Hobbit Brain: some questions about its ‘derived’ features.” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 141, Supplement 50:130


Schoenemann, P.T., J. Monge, B.B. Avants, J.C. Gee, 2009 “An atlas of modern human cranial morphology constructed via non-rigid deformation analysis of high-resolution CT images.” (abstract of poster presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 138, Supplement 48:231 [abstract] [poster]

 

Schoenemann, P. T., R. L. Holloway, B. B. Avants, J. C. Gee, 2008, “Endocast asymmetry in pongids assessed via non-rigid deformation analysis of high-resolution CT images.” (abstract of poster presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 135, Supplement 46:187-188 [abstract] [poster]

 

Schoenemann, P. T., J. Monge, B. B. Avants, D. Glotzer, J. C. Gee, 2007, “Sex differences in cranial form assessed via non-rigid deformation analysis of high-resolution CT images” (abstract of poster presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 132, Supplement 44:209 [abstract] [poster]

 

L.D. Glotzer, P. T. Schoenemann, 2007, “4-dimensional diffeomorphic modeling: A novel approach for investigating human embryonic brain development” (abstract of poster presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 132, Supplement 44:115 [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. T., J. S. Allen, 2006, “Scaling of brain and body weight within modern and fossil hominids: implications for the Flores specimen” (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 129, Supplement 42:159-160 [abstract] [text of talk with graphics]

 

Holloway, R.L., P. Brown, P.T. Schoenemann, J. Monge, 2006 “The brain endocast of Homo floresiensis: microcephaly and other issues...” (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 129, Supplement 42:105 [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. T., B. B. Avants, J. C. Gee, L. D. Glotzer, and M. J. Sheehan, 2004, “Analysis of chimp-human brain differences via non-rigid deformation of 3D MR images” (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 123, Supplement 38:174-175 [abstract]

 

Avants, B., J. Gee, P. T. Schoenemann, J. Monge, J. E. Lewis, R. L. Holloway, 2004, “Validation of plaster endocast morphology through 3D CT image analysis” (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 123, Supplement 38:56 [abstract]

 

Lewis, J. E., P. T. Schoenemann, and J. Monge, 2004, “Endocranial capacity estimated from 3-D CT: Methodological issues” (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 123, Supplement 38:135 [abstract]

 

Monge, J., P. T. Schoenemann, J. Lewis, and D. Glotzer, 2004, “The CT Database at the University of Pennsylvania Museum” (abstract of poster presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 123, Supplement 38:149 [abstract]

 

Meyer, M., J. Blumenfeld, and P. T. Schoenemann, 2004, “Geographic patterns of nasal morphology in Homo” (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v. 123, Supplement 38:146-147 [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, and L. Daniel Glotzer, 2003, “Evolution of the prefrontal cortex: A stereological analysis of primate brain MRI scans” (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, supplement p.185-186 [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 2000, "The effects of different brain indices on brain/behavior relationships: a within-species study of humans," (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 30:273. [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 1999, "Relationships between prefrontal volume and behavior in normal human females," (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 28:244. [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 1998, "Relationships between corpus callosum morphology and behavior in normal human females," (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 26:196-197. [abstract]

 

Schoenemann, P. Thomas, 1995, "Brain size scaling and body composition in mammals: Implications for the sex difference in brain size in Homo sapiens, " (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 19:298.

 

Schoenemann, P. T., 1989, "Comparison of intraspecific craniometric variability in Homo, Pan, and Gorilla," (abstract of paper presented) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, v.78(2):298.