phrenology

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a now abandoned study of the shape of skull as indicative of the strengths of different faculties

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A final word about this chapter concerns the vacuousness of the idea of localized functions in the brain or, in Uttal's lighthearted terminology, "chunkology" or "bumpology." This idea was discussed at length and similarly dismissed in Uttal's earlier book (2001).