Phrenology - "[Before phrenology] all we knew about...

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DEFINITION The study of the shape and protuberances of the skull, based on the now discredited belief that they reveal character and mental capacity. "[Before phrenology] all we knew about the brain was, how to slice it. .." R. Chenevix (phrenologist), 1828.
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TERMS & DEFINITIONS Craniology / Cranioscopy Physiognomy Faculty Organ Bumpology
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19th-century phrenologists: "the only true science of mind." Phrenology came from the theories of the Viennese physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828).
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Franz Joseph Gall convinced that he had discovered localized regions of the cerebral cortex where innate universal faculties resided collected human and animal skulls to study the development of the cranial contours
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Historical Expansion Though at first excluded from British science, soon gained popularity From Britain phrenology spread to America and France in the 1830s and in the1840s it was re-introduced to Germany
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Theory & Application 1. The brain is the organ of the mind.
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Theory & APPLICATION 2. The mind is
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