I use a wide range of imaging techniques (e.g., micro-focus X-ray tomography, synchrotron radiation, neutron-based tomography) and analytical tools (e.g., geometric morphometric) for non-invasively exploring the inner anatomy of fossil specimens.

For example, I published preliminary paleohistological observations of the skull of ‘Little Foot’ using synchrotron radiation (see link).

3D reconstruction of the Haversian canals in the mandible of ‘Little Foot’ (from Beaudet et al., 2021).

I contribute to the development of new methods for the quantitative analysis of complex anatomical structures, and more particularly of the brain endocasts (e.g., deformation-based models, automatic sulci detection, see link).

Successive processing steps in the deformation-based shape comparisons (from Beaudet et al., 2016).

The tool that we developped for automatically detecting sulcal imprints is available here!


Automatic detection of brain imprints.