Tilly Edinger

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Johanna "Tilly" Edinger
Born(1897-11-13)13 November 1897
Frankfurt, Germany
Died27 May 1967(1967-05-27) (aged 69)
CitizenshipUnited States
Scientific career
FieldsPaleontology, Paleoneurology

Johanna Gabrielle Ottilie "Tilly" Edinger (13 November 1897 – 27 May 1967) was a German-American paleontologist and the founder of paleoneurology.

Tilly used fossil skulls to study the brains of extinct animals. She discovered that brain matter left imprints on skulls and this was the basis of her publications.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Buchholtz, Emily A. & Seyfarth, Ernst-August 1999. The gospel of the fossil brain: Tilly Edinger and the science of paleoneurology.