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Unformatted text preview: more sensory/motor connections to the brain.” In class we did a simple experiment where the experimenter put a certain number of fingers on his subject’s back and then on their hand, using two different techniques. At fist the experimenter tapped his fingers at a constant rate on his subject’s back and hand, and the second time he held his fingers still. The participant in the experiment was able to recognize the correct number of fingers, and at a fast rate when they were on her hand, rather than on her back. This was most likely because we have more nerves and feelings in our hands than on our back. We use our hands for everything and we don’t often feel with our back. We also use our opposable thumbs for everything we do plus more, so they are extremely sensitive....
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- Fall '08
- Psychology, Cortical homunculus, homunculus /little man, disproportionately huge hands