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Motor homunculus model

Motor homunculus model. Parts of the body are sized according to how much space the brain gives to controlling the movement of that part of the body

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© Natural History Museum, London

Cerebral Cortex Cortical Distorted Hand Human Figure Mouth Movement Naked Nude Proportion Brain Neurological Neurology Proportional


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This print showcases a Motor Homunculus Model, revealing the intricate relationship between our brain and body movement. Against a striking black background, this male figure stands in all his naked glory, serving as an illustration of human biology and anatomy. The model's proportions are not based on aesthetics but rather on how much space the brain allocates to control each part of the body. This distortion highlights the significance of different regions within our cerebral cortex for motor control. The cut-out design allows us to visually dissect this anatomical marvel, emphasizing the complexity hidden beneath our skin. With its focus on hands and mouth, this image emphasizes their vital roles in human interaction and expression. It reminds us that these seemingly ordinary parts possess extraordinary neurological power. As we gaze upon this thought-provoking artwork, we are reminded of "the little man inside" – the motor homunculus residing within each one of us. This representation serves as a powerful reminder that every movement we make is orchestrated by an intricate dance between mind and body. Science Photo Library has once again captured both scientific precision and aesthetic beauty in this stunning photograph. Its educational value lies not only in showcasing human physiology but also in inspiring curiosity about our own biological makeup.

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