‘Little Man’

This is called homunculous. I dont know if anyone has come across it before but it is a key concept in psychology.

This one is the sensory homunculous. It shows what a man’s body would look like if each part grew in proportion to the area of the cortex of the brain concerned with its sensory perception.

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This one is the motor homonculous. It shows what a man’s body would look like if each part grew in proportion to the area of the cortex of the brain concerned with its movement.

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It’s a fascinating concept dont you think?

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2 responses to “‘Little Man’

  1. Hmm, those hands are nearly as big as mine! 🙂

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