Sensory World


The mechanics of man’s perception of his environment, including animation sequences.

SKU: 1294
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Producer: Tom Lazarus
Year Produced: 1971
Running time: 33 minutes
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The film examines and demonstrates the mechanics of man’s perception of his environment. Animated sequences show how eyes, ears and touch receptors receive and transmit signals to the brain and how this information is assimilated. The work of a number of psychologists is looked at and experiments are shown, including the effects that can be produced by electrical stimulation of the brain. Finally, the film demonstrates the unreliability of our senses in interpreting images in a fascinating collage of optical illusions.

Made in 1971, this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards, but the issues raised are timeless.

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