Omni Brain

Clay Homunculi

I always loved these homunculi drawings in intro psych and neuro books. These sculptures from the London Natural History Museum are even better!

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click picture for much much larger image.

And finally if you have no idea what the heck is going on here. Wikipedia has a good description of the homunculus.

[edit by Sandra - in keeping with our new R-rating, see the NSFW image of a proposed revision involving the penis. Read more here. Oh, and I find it curious/sexist that I can't find an image representing a female homunculus...]

Comments

  1. #1 Ed Yong
    July 2, 2007

    It would be cool to see a series of these for other animals, say rat, raccoon, star-nosed mole, platypus etc.

  2. #2 Craig
    July 6, 2007

    Any one know if/where you can buy these? I’d love a couple on my mantle.

  3. #3 Site Ekle
    January 5, 2008

    I want to buy them too.