Free Book Talk: Beauty and the Brain
May 18, 2023 7:00 PM –8:00 PM
Between the 1770s and the 1860s, people all across the globe tried to determine human worth by reading facial features or evaluating the size and shape of the skull. The once-popular but now-discredited disciplines of physiognomy and phrenology were based on a deceptively simple premise: that facial features or skull shape could reveal a person’s intelligence, character, and personality.
At our free Ford Evening Book Talk, hear from Rachel E. Walker, author of Beauty and the Brain: The Science of Human Nature in Early America.
Attend virtually or in person. In-person attendees can attend a book signing following the event.