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The Spectacular Senses: Touch and Proprioception (Online Only)
September 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Fun fact: you have more sensory receptors in the corner of your lip than you do in your entire back! At the same time, you have not one single sensory receptor in your brain, which is why we can perform neurosurgery while leaving you completely conscious for the procedure.
Our sense of touch is wondrously complex, employing a variety of chemical, electrical, and mechanical signaling to give our skin?and other organs?a feeling for the world around it. We will explore not only touch, but the sensations of stretch, pressure, temperature, and pain. (Believe it or not, they are not processed the same; many of those sensations don’t even use the same neurons.)
But wait, there’s more! In this session, we will also take a look at proprioception: the body’s awareness of its own movement and position in space.
Please register at the ticket link to receive the virtual meeting information.
Each session includes time for questions. All sessions are free. I look forward to seeing you!