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This would be a clear acrylic model of a newborn baby in
position with a smaller clear acrylic model of a newborn
in fetal position inside it's head, and a smaller one in that
head etc. -- to show how the brain is shaped similarly to
whole body and to show the reflexive
nature of life and to
gross you out. See picture.
please excuse the laptop mouse drawing [JesusHChrist, Aug 17 2005]
Normal Baby Reflexes
including "tonic neck reflex" [csea, Aug 18 2005]
|this is funny. Only theres something weird with the picture in the link. The second baby's brain [which is the third baby] actually goes all the way down to the lungs of the second baby--- which is abit .... emm.... unnatural? other than that, humorous
|I don't really have an excuse for that 3rd baby head,
other than my lap top mouse. But I think it was more
that when I got to that 3rd baby head I was sort of
concentrating on how I was going to fit it in and draw all
the curves for the features of the face and the fingers
and all and I just made it too big. Maybe this has an
analog in the way a real baby is grown?
|JHC, you're a very strange man. [+]
|Nobody told you how babies are made? This is gonna take a little while to explain, but you see, when a man and a woman...
|haha [desertfox] you spelt weird wrong! (sorry, its just that i've just noticed that people in hb don't like spelling errors)
|Maybe it would be cool if each baby head was attached to
the next by springs so that the whole doll stored energy
like a gyroscope.
|[JHC] Do you mean reflexive or recursive? I expected some reference to the reflexes present in most babies - see [link]
|[csea] Reflexive in the general sense of "directed back on
itself". I don't know what the right word is here. I used
to call the quality of something reflecting on itself
"Seinfeldian" because that sitcom was a "show about
nothing" or about itself, until I learned that that was what
post modernism was all about - being about itself. Maybe
recursive is right. Interesting link on baby reflexes. Its
almost like their plants until they get to be a certain age.
|If you look closely you can see the prenataluitary gland branching from the Matryoshkaoblongota.
|Looking closer, we note the part of the brain where later in life is nothing to be found.