Meaning of GALL, FRANZ JOSEPH in English

GALL, FRANZ JOSEPH

(b. 1759, Tiefenbrunn, Baden, d. 1828, Paris, France, M.D., University of Vienna, 1785). Gall lectured on phrenology and believed that mind could be divided into separate faculties which were discretely localized in the brain, and that the exercise of or innate prominence of a faculty would enlarge the appropriate brain area that, in turn, would show up as a cranial prominence.

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English dictionary of philosophy of mind.      Английский словарь философии сознания.