Phrenology

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Phrenologists, respected in their time, tried to map ‘faculties’ like ‘secretiveness’ or ‘hope’ to areas of the brain by studying the bulges on people’s heads.

They generally chose the wrong type of ‘psychology words’ to map, and the bulges are not due to the shape of the brain; but some parts of the brain do indeed grow bigger and more active if they are used more (Spurzheim).

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