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!


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…]


  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.

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