SENSORY HOMUNCULUS

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figurative representation of the relative sizes of the sensory areas of the brain. The form of this model is distorted so we can see the relative sizes of the parts of the brain that correspond to parts of the body.

SENSORY HOMUNCULUS: "The sensory homunculus is a model of the brain and body showing which sensory areas correspond to parts of the body."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SENSORY HOMUNCULUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sensory-homunculus/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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