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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 6x30 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2003
Available in French: No

This sensory romp around the globe goes in search of the biological roots of our senses to uncover the reasons why particular sights, sounds, smells and tastes have such powerful effects on us.

How do we manage to block out intense pain? How does our sense of balance keep working under the most extreme conditions?

Prepare to experience your senses put to the test. Fibre optic cameras inside the body capture our senses in action. Live action combined with special effects creates incredible imagery to convey the ‘feeling' of how our senses work.

For example, as an alarm bell goes off, we ‘see' the noise, slowed down thousands of times. Ripples of sound roll towards us; we spin around and follow a sound wave as it travels into the dark outer ear canal.