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A definition of phrenology with chart from Webster's Academic Dictionary, circa 1895.

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Commentary: Law and Phrenology
Phrenology: the History of Brain Localization T
Jun 11, 2002 Phrenology: the History of Brain Localization. Renato M.E.
Phrenology. FRED WEINBERG, MD. The concept that intelligence is located in the brain is no newsflash.
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Lowbrow-highbrow — both expressions came from the pseudo-science of phrenology. Phrenologists believed people with high brows or large foreheads were intelligent and those with low or small foreheads were intellectually inferior.
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Indeed, the fetish for brain images can perhaps best be thought of as a version of nineteenth-century phrenology, with the idea that we can tell a lot about someone's 'character' from examining their head shape and size.
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Phrenology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The History of Phrenology
May 1, 1998 Phrenology is the science which studies the relationships between a person's character and the morphology of the skull.
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The Phrenological Organs. A list of phrenological organs, by Samuel R. Wells, after O. Phrenology: Roots, The Roots: Music
If you were wondering what the heck phrenology means, the Roots wouldn't have it any other way.

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