Are people more intelligent when they have big brains? Should people continue to hold the belief called phrenology?
If you are still thinking of nature makes you lucky big giving you a big brain.
That’s wrong, you have to disregard that cliche now. Consider imbeciles who are categorized as intelligence lower than 70 which would suggest mental retardation. Many of these imbeciles do have a big head and of course, a big head would commonsensical mean big brain.
In this context whatever the use of the word intelligence is would make it synonymous to being smart.
The study of big brain-intelligence is captured in the domain of pseudoscience. In some part, phrenology is said to determine personality traits. According to Stanford school of medicine, ‘Phrenology (from Greek: phren, “mind”; and logos, “knowledge”) is a defunct field of study, once considered a science, in which the personality traits of a person were determined by “reading” bumps and fissures in the skull.
Developed by German physician Franz Joseph Gall around 1800, the discipline was very popular in the 19th century. It was originally developed in 1796. In 1843, François Magendie referred to phrenology as “a pseudo-science of the present day.” Phrenological thinking was, however, influential in 19th-century psychiatry and modern neuroscience.
It is also very important to note that phrenology is related to physiognomy which is the study of facial features and craniometry, which is the study of skull size, weight, and shape’.