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Our Senses: Touch, From Single Cell To Whiskers

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Touch is perhaps the most primordial sense – even some single-celled organisms are able to sense pressure. Humans have many different types of touch receptors, including one that can also be found at the base of cat and mouse whiskers.

OUR SENSES, a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, delves into how our brains, adapted over millennia to help our ancestors survive their environments, work with sensory organs to shape and reframe our perceptions of everyday encounters.

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OUR SENSES will be open to the public from Monday, November 20, 2017, to Sunday, January 6, 2019. Members will be able to preview the exhibition starting on Friday, November 17, through Sunday, November 19. Learn more at: https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/our-senses

OUR SENSES is generously supported by Dana and Virginia Randt.

This video and all media incorporated herein (including text, images, and audio) are the property of the American Museum of Natural History or its licensors, all rights reserved. The Museum has made this video available for your personal, educational use. You may not use this video, or any part of it, for commercial purposes, nor may you reproduce, distribute, publish, prepare derivative works from, or publically display it without the prior written consent of the Museum.

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