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Touch, Tickle and Poke - the Neuroscience of Touch (Appreciation Session)

Touch, Tickle and Poke - the Neuroscience of Touch (Appreciation Session)

A single session - this GenWise Appreciation Session is an opportunity to become more aware about how our brain (re)constructs our rich tactile experiences. For Ages 13+ (including adults).


31 October 2020


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About the Course

Appreciation Session, Ages 13+ (including adults). - 1 Session

Have you ever wondered how you are able to pick out the correct key inside your pocket using just your finger? Do you feel the tag of your shirt touching your skin, but only when you pay attention to it? Have you ever felt a creepy-crawly feeling on your skin when you see a hairy caterpillar? These are some of the many mysterious capabilities of our sense of touch. In this talk, the facilitator will explain how the brain constructs our rich tactile experience beginning with the touch that happens at the surface of our skin. Through the whiskers of the mouse and fingerprints of the koala, we will go through a journey through this fascinating world of touch, tickle and poke.

About our Facilitator:

Rachit is an electronics engineer who has been designing analog circuits for the past decade. His work experience includes Cosmic Circuits and Cadence Design Systems (which acquired Cosmic Circuits), on the design of integrated circuits for audio codecs, serial interfaces, and phase locked loops amongst other things. He likes to spend his time on reading, understanding audio, building speakers, music, and sports.

Rachit has a Masters degree from the Centre For Electronic Design And Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Muralidhar (aka Murali) is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise with 20+ years of experience in the social sector. In addition to delivering Vocational Training to young adults, he is currently responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing operations at a traditional handicraft (wooden toys) enterprise near Bengaluru. Murali has also delivered training and professional development programs for secondary science teachers and 'making' skills to "gifted students" for around 4 years.

Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.

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