Franz Joseph Gall 1758 - 1828

occupation:
Anatomist, Phrenologist, Physiologist
Nationality:
German
born in:
Tiefenbronn, Karlsruhe, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany

1802 - series of lectures in Vienna on "cranioscopy" (phrenology), banned by the Austrian government after religious leaders claimed they were offensive. Originator of phrenology and was the first to identify the gray matter of the brain with active tissue (neurons) and the white matter with conducting tissue (ganglia).