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Little man inside us


Cheah, Pike See and Tan, Niu Jin and Mok, Pooi Ling and Leong, Pui Yee and Ling, King Hwa (2016) Little man inside us. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)16: Brain. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 28-31. ISBN 9789679604153


The concept of ‘homunculus’ (“little man” in Greek) was mentioned in psychology and brain anatomy in 19th century, specifically in brain mapping to different body parts. The brain is connected by many sensory and motor neurones. Hence, our brain sees two different homunculi in us - the sensory and the motor homunculus. Contrary to how we perceive ourselves, our brain could actually ‘see’ us as Gollum in Lord of the Rings.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Homunculus; Little man; Sensory homunculus; Motor homunculus
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 00:38
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 00:38
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59994
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