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Making Sense: experiencing the world around us

An evening exploring and challenging human perceptions and senses - through performance, discussion, illusion and wine tasting. The event includes a modern take on Little Red Riding Hood performed whilst real scientists attempt to deceive and stimulate the audiences’ senses. The art and science of wine tasting with experts from Vinopolis and a look at visual illusions used by neuroscientists to analyse how humans perceive the world. A collaboration between the BA, EDAB and the Science Museum.


An evening exploring and challenging human perceptions and senses - through performance, discussion, illusion and wine tasting - was today, 1 July, announced by the Science Museum’s Dana Centre.

Making Sense: experiencing the world around us is the latest event taking place at the Dana Centre in London - the UK’s only venue for adults to discuss contemporary and controversial science - which is developing a strong reputation for creating innovative science events.

A modern take on Little Red Riding Hood will be performed whilst real scientists attempt to deceive and stimulate the audiences’ senses. The art and science of wine tasting with experts from Vinopolis and a look at visual illusions used by neuroscientists to analyse how humans perceive the world are just some of the things visitors to the Dana Centre will be able to experience on Thursday 21 July.

Human senses are our only link to the outside world and are how we interpret the world around us, but individuals’ perceptions can vary radically from person to person.

The Greek philosopher Aristotle first recognised the five human senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell – but today science recognises that there are many other senses including pressure, balance, pain and temperature. What you see is not always what you get…

Making Sense: experiencing the world around us is a one-off special event at the Dana Centre in London and is a collaboration between the Science Museum, the BA and EDAB.


Speaker(s):

Dr Erinma Ochu | talks | www
Neuroscientist Dr Penny Fidler | talks

 

Date and Time:

13 October 2005 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

3 hours

 

Venue:

Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
London
SW7 5HE
+44 20 79 42 40 40
http://www.danacentre.org.uk
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Organised by:

Science Museum
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Tickets:

FREE

Available from:

Tickets are FREE but must be pre-booked on: 020 7942 4040 or tickets@danacentre.org.uk

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