The American Museum of Natural History has a great new exhibition opening this month called The Senses which focuses on how the way we interact and get signals from the world have evolved over time, through all organisms.
Every day, we perceive the world around us through our senses—including sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance, and taste. But as it turns out, for humans “reality” isn’t ever exactly what it seems. In this highly experiential exhibition, explore 11 funhouse-like spaces that dare you to trust your senses—then show you how what we perceive is not simply a window into the world around us but a product of our brains. Plus, discover why we have senses and what’s unique about human perception during an interactive session hosted by a live presenter.
The exhibition opens November 20th, 2017 and is included in the cost of a General Admission + One or General Admission + All ticket.
In this short video from the museum, see how our sense of touch has evolved into what it is today.
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