(Not) Just A Touchen

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(Not) Just A Touch

Title: (Not) Just A Touch

Director: Maria Lia Malandrino, Lev Tankelevitch, Cristiana Vagnoni
Produced by: Future Dog Studio
Running Time: 6:30 Minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017

Age Guideline:
University and General Public

Category: Non-Verbal & Science Shorts

Screened In: Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Namibia, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa

Whether cold, hot, smooth, rough, soft or hard, people perceive the environment through feelings. But what exactly are these feelings actually, how do they come about, and how do they make it possible to feel and perceive the outside world? The film explains how the nerves in the human body, on the skin, and in the brain work together and how they translate, for example. the touch of a soft blanket into a perception. Every touch, however small, ensures that a perfectly matched orchestra of communicating neurons becomes active, so that this touch can actually be felt.