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Brontë Sources, Texts, and Criticism
- The text, "Elements of Phrenology" by George Combe is offered in its entirety.
History of Phrenology and the Psychograph
- A brief overview of the psychograph, a device used to measure the anatomical structure of a head.
Images Related to Phrenology and Physiognomy
- Brief reviews of several sources containing physiognomical and phrenological images pertaining to race and especially Camper's facial angle and extensive extracts from texts.
Neuroscience: The Legacy of Phrenology
- Essay examining the relevance of phrenology to the evolution of modern neuroscience.
- Dedicated to the promotion of modern scientific study, Van den Bossche Peter offers a synopsis of the study and offers examples in modern and paleolithic man. Also includes a bibliography and a sign-up for a mailing list.
Phrenology and the Fine Arts
- Offers an interactive phrenological head which maps the various organs to their characteristics. Includes images of the symbolic head and physiognomy illustrations.
Phrenology in America
- A brief essay by Matthew C. Vukin examining the rise and fall of the cranioscopy movement.
Phrenology: the History of Cerebral Localization
- Renato M.E. Sabbatini, PhD offers details behind the theory and the personalities involved in the science. Also includes the phrenological map, a skeptic's perspective, modern studies and a treatsie looking at whether Gall was right or wrong.
Reading Heads and Ruling Passions
- An overview of phrenology across the world. Includes some unique extracts from primary documents.
Skeptic's Dictionary: Phrenology (cranioscopy)
- Historical information, details on related sciences and a list of links are offered from a skeptic's perspective.
The History of Phrenology
- Consists of essays on themes in the history, as well as a collection of images, digitized books relevant not only to the history of phrenology, but also to the history of evolutionary thought.
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