Guessing at phrenology-IQ correlates

I include height as a well-established estimate, to keep me as grounded as possible.

Basic listing of positive correlates

  • Height
    Big parietal lobe
    Big occipital lobe
    Big temporal lobe
    High forehead
    Broad forehead
    Large eyes
    Wider spacing between eyes
    Symmetrical eyes
    Deepish sockets
    Very deep sockets
    Recessed periorbital sockets
    Absence of eye flanges
    Absence of cro face
    Thal lower face
    Long face
    Thin face
    Vertical forehead
    Normal slant (~75 degrees)
    45-degree slant
    High digit ratio
    Large hands

We would expect an average IQ of about 50 for a population characterized by the opposite traits, so call that our baseline. This is all ballpark handwaving anyway.

Ordered by effect size

Large effects:

  • Big temporal lobe
    Broad forehead
    Big parietal lobe
    Big occipital lobe
    Very deep sockets
    Long face
    Thin face
    Thal lower face

Medium effects:

  • High forehead
    Symmetrical eyes
    High digit ratio
    Deepish sockets
    Recessed periorbital sockets
    Absence of eye flanges
    Absence of round face
    Vertical forehead
    Height

Small effects

  • Large eyes
    Wider spacing between eyes
    Normal slant (~75 degrees)
    45-degree slant
    Large hands
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