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Phrenology

By George Burgess (1829-1905)

Phrenologist in Bristol 1861-1901

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Imitative Ability, Mirth-Wit-Humor, Individuality, Perception of Form, Perception of Size and Perception of Weight.


Imitative Ability, Mirth-Wit-Humor, Individuality, Perception of Form, Perception of Size and Perception of Weight.

IMITATIVE ABILITY
The imitative faculty includes children to imitate parents, and people in general to imitate and learn from one another.  It copies patterns, follows examples, and promotes human improvement.

MIRTH – WIT – HUMOR
Mirth is natural’ its faculty gives us a sense of the humorous and lively, and constitutes us wit and laughter-loving beings.  Nature smiles: why not human beings!

INDIVIDUALITY
The faculty gives us the sense of identity, the perception of individual objects, the power to individualize ideas, and the desire to see everything.  It is the mental reception room.

PERCEPTION OF FORM
Everything is of some form; hence we are endowed with a faculty allowing us to discern the varied forms and shapes of all things, and all people.

PERCEPTION OF SIZE
Every object is of some size, and this mental faculty allows us to judge of bulk and correct proportions, and to pick out the big from the little.

PERCEPTION OF WEIGHT
This faculty relates us to the laws of gravity, and gives us a sense of the heavy and light things according to the bulk and density.