Not really. I don’t believe there is a direct link between the morphology of an individual’s skull and their character/personality. Phrenology is an interesting but unscientific attempt to localize the physical location of mental faculties in the brain/skull. Even though some functions are believed to be localized, such as planification/production of speech which is attributed to Broca’s area, and higher executive function in to the prefrontal cortex, most of these cannot be attributed to a single brain structure/area because most mental processes require connections between multiple brain areas to ensure proper function.
In short, mental processes need the integrative function of distinct structures.
Just thought I’d let you know what’s going on with my lack of posts. Since January, I’ve been busy wrapping up my final semester of graduate school coursework (!!!). In addition, I’ve been writing an NIH NRSA (F31) grant titled: Infant Trauma, Amygdala Dopamine, and Later Life Behavioral Dysregulation. It’s me and my PI’s baby and I’m head PI. If it works (aka if our predictions are right), it could be a career starter for me. So yeah, to sum it up, it’s a big deal. NYU SPA deadline is this Monday, April 4 and official NIH deadline is April 8. After that, I’m all yours ;) I have a lot of questions in my inbox and I do my best to answer all of them. I promise I will get to them soon!
Keep your fingers crossed for me please. I’m also waiting to hear back from this NSF grant I wrote last fall!