January 6, 2014
The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

 How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.
Read more. [Image: Crafty Dogma/flickr]

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

 How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.

Read more. [Image: Crafty Dogma/flickr]

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