Is There a Link Between How Your Brain Works and the Shape of Your Head?


Is There a Link Between Head Shape and Brain Function?

What if our head shape determined more than if we could get away with a buzz cut? According to science, our head shape may be a sign of what’s going on inside our head.

Developed by German physician Franz Joseph Gall, phrenology is a centuries-old pseudoscience practice of analyzing the head shape to look for structure and measurements of the human skull directly affected your personality, aptitude and general health.

Although hugely popular in the 19th century (and often remembered for being misused to back racist and sexist stereotypes), there was never any evidence to support the theory that skull shapes and personality were related. Now, in a first of its kind study, UK researchers are using science to explore whether there truly is any link between skull shapes and aspects of personality traits.

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