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Essentially, this is what your brain thinks you look like. A cortical homunculus is a visualization of the primary motor cortex and primary somatosensory cortex. The size of a body region on the model is based on the amount of cortex dedicated to that site, sometimes giving absurd-looking results. This particular example represents the motor cortex. The sensory homunculus is a bit NSFW. Given the dexterity of our hands and our mouths (for eating and speaking), it is no surprise that so much brain power is given to those areas. More info: http://bit.ly/14JsQcN Photo credit: carmelo.dimauro via Flickr
A while back we featured Saltwater Oyster Depot, aquatic farmer Luc Chamberland’s restaurant on Tomales Bay in West Marin. While we watched Luc …Farming
Mathematics is seen by many as hard, boring or both. But evidence suggests that a love of maths is no barrier to fun and humour, although a poor understanding of maths can have unpleasant consequences<p>In my secondary school, one of the maths teachers had a sign in his window saying "Maths is Fun". …
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