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Who is this important little guy?

 

homunculusWho, or what is this? Why are we talk­ing about him?

Let us give you a clue: his name in Homuncu­lus.

Expla­na­tion: The cor­ti­cal Homuncu­lus is a phys­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the human body, locat­ed with­in the brain. It is a neu­ro­log­i­cal “map” of the anatom­i­cal divi­sions of the body. And you can eas­i­ly notice which areas are over­rep­re­sent­ed, indi­cat­ing the most sen­si­tive areas in our bod­ies (because there are more nerves and because our brain devotes more resources to process infor­ma­tion from those nerves)

brainmap_HomunculusSee more detailed expla­na­tion Here.

 

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  1. Alvaro says:

    Karyn: indeed.

    Chudler. James Chudler.

  2. raja says:

    he is the man

  3. justin says:

    this was a very weird pic­ture

  4. Abhishek Goyal says:

    This is us. How your brain seen us. The most impor­tant part and sen­si­tive part of our body appears big­ger to brain then oth­ers which are less sen­si­tive.

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