# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"Unconventional Mathematician is Making Brain Waves," by Douglas Martin.Education Life, *New York Times* supplement, 31 March 1996, page 7.

This short piece is a profile of University of Michigan mathematician Fred L.Bookstein, who has developed statistical theory of shape, dubbed"morphometrics." This theory is being used to identify differences in theshapes of the brains of schizophrenics. It may also have applications toearthquake and weather prediction, diagnosing fetal alcohol syndrome, andimproving golf swings.

*-Allyn Jackson*