Franz Joseph Gall and his Schädellehre (not phrenology)

The inventor of the modern reductionist approach to brain function has led a fascinating life from 1758-1828 in a time where much happened in this world. Read this article, if you want to know more about the man and his enemies. If that is too long, try this very short article in the Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift (they ought to know about Gall, since he started his career in Wien).

By the way: phrenology is a word coined by Gall’s successors – he called his teaching “Schädellehre”.

How do you come by such a topic? You bump into bumpology whenever you discuss with critics of fMRI studies…

Where is the Raufsinn? 
A phrenological head

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