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In the case of Milkman, the amativeness and terror that he associates with the dream of the witch may be connected with the oedipal overtones of the nursing he has been subjected to by his mother.
Whereas phrenology proposed complex functions that appealed to the intuitions of Victorian Europeans, such as amativeness, friendship, hope, and suavity, the current view holds that discrete regions of brain tissue are responsible for more elementary functions, such as independent visual analysis of color, form, and motion, the control of muscle groups, and auditory sensation (e.