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Body Hits - S01E06 - Sensory Overload (17 July 2003) [TVRip (XviD)]
Produced by BBC3
Dr John Marsden takes an entertaining look at the troubles we put our body through, and how it
deals with them. This was one of the first programmes created for BBC3 when it launched in the UK,
and has that "BBC3" feel of being fresh and young. In the episode about alcohol, the dear doctor
imbibes a little himself to make the point. Potentially an entertaining and educational show for
teenagers, and found itself distributed to the US and Australia. A lot of the programme guides show
the US airing dates of 2004, but BBC3 had it in 2003!
Unfortunately, I haven't got all of the episodes, but I'll upload what I've got, and add the liks to the others
once I have them.
Although we use them all the time, do we really know what our human senses do and how they work?
Presenter Dr John Marsden follows four people with finely tuned senses
BODY HITS rigorously probes four very different members of the public and presenter Dr John Marsden,
in a series of carefully designed challenges. We see how they react when their senses are completely
At just 29, Tresham Graham is one of the UK's youngest professional tea-tasters. He thinks his skills lie
in having a great tongue. So we take him to the University of Cardiff's School of Biological Sciences
and check out his taste buds to discover if he's a genetic 'supertaster'. But we prove that without his
sense of smell, Tresham would be out of a job. An EEG scan of his brain reveals that it's his sense of
smell that really does the tasting.
Mark Gilbert, 27, is a professional artist. He perceives the world so accurately that some of his pictures
can be confused with photographs, but he has no idea why. Imperial College of London's department
of computing has developed a device that can answer this question. This 'EyeTracker' follows the
movement of eyes so accurately that it can tell whether the person wearing it is an artist or not.
Georgious Tzenchristos, a 32-year-old masseur, has trained his sense of touch way beyond what most
of us would ever experience. He doesn't just use his hands, he uses his elbows, legs, feet and toes,
too. Georgious claims to be able to stop pain in his clients simply by stroking them in a special way.
So what's really happening inside their body and does massage really work?
Smell of Caviar
Natalie Rebeiz-Nielsen deals in caviar, but this is not just any old caviar, Almas Caviar is one of the
most expensive foods on the planet. She invites John to join her as she explains how important her
sense of smell is, and opens a tin of the very best caviar for the occasion.
John finally joins Tresham, Mark, Georgious and Natalie as we enclose them in a sensory deprivation
tank for an hour. Weightless and with no sense of touch, vision, hearing, taste or smell how do they
all react? You'll have to watch to find out.
( Text from BBC: [url]http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/tv/humansenses/bodyhits.shtml[/url] )
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