Cause of the foot fetish.

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Cause of the foot fetish.

Post by SpacePerson » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:36 pm

Are foot fetishes caused by the feet and genitals occupy adjacent areas of the somatosensory cortex? Could that explain why they are relatively common.

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Re: Cause of the foot fetish.

Post by cbrons » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:24 pm

Well... yes, that would be the most likely psychophysiological explanation... The fact that these areas occupy adjacent spaces as mapped out on the S1 map. A good book to read is Phantoms in the Brain by Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, who approches this subject in detail. There are also some interesting youtube videos out there as well.

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