The idea that the mental characteristics of a brain can be understood by measuring the physical characteristics of a skull.
Phrenologia, phrenology. From the Greek words phrenos (the mind) and logos (the study of a thing). The idea that the mental characteristics of a brain can be understood by measuring the physical characteristics of a skull. According to this pseudoscience, the way you look literally say something about your interests, moral, etc. Gall's term for this was cranioscopy. The word phrenology was coined by Spurzheim.
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