Psyche and human thought from the anatomies of the past

Psyche and human thought from the anatomies of the past

Authors

  • Rosagemma Ciliberti Department of Health Sciences, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
  • Roberta Fusco Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5443-8364

Keywords:

De Blasio, positivism, anthropology, skull, human remains

Abstract

De Blasio's research focuses on the anthropology of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His investigations extend from criminalistics to ancient mummies, driven by his passion for archaeology and human history. He delves into the intricate relationship between anatomy and the human psyche, intertwining disciplines like archaeology, anthropology, and history. His examination of ancient human remains, though lacking modern tools, reveals insights into embalming practices and cultural beliefs.

De Blasio's interest in craniology leads to the exploration of cranial deformations, considering as cultural factors. By connecting anthropology with psychology, he questions the cognitive effects of cranial deformations and even associates certain traits with skull morphology. This interplay showcases his ability to merge natural and cultural sciences, offering unique perspectives on human development and cultural practices.

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17-10-2023

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Ciliberti R, Fusco R. Psyche and human thought from the anatomies of the past. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 17 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];94(5):e2023235. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/15154

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Ciliberti R, Fusco R. Psyche and human thought from the anatomies of the past. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 17 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];94(5):e2023235. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/15154