Extra Senses

You may think that humans only have five senses, but in fact we have many more.

Graham Easton delves into the extra senses that we take for granted, from our sense of balance to our sense of time.

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20190401 (BBC7)
20190402 (BBC7)
You may think that humans only have five senses, but in fact we have many more. Graham Easton delves into the extra senses that we take for granted, from our sense of balance to our sense of time.

1/5. Graham experiences pain. He steps cautiously into a pain research laboratory to discover why some things hurt more than others. And he talks to the Torture King, the ex-Jim Rose circus performer, who threads skewers right through his bicep. How does he control the pain?

Followed by News.

Graham cautiously steps into a Pain Research laboratory to discover why some things hurt more than others.

Plus he talks to The Torture King, the ex-Jim Rose circus performer, who threads skewers right through his bicep.

Graham steps into a pain research lab and talks to circus performer the Torture King.

Graham Easton visits a pain research lab to learn why some things hurt more than others.

1/5. He experiences pain

Graham cautiously steps into a Pain Research laboratory to discover why some things hurt more than others. Plus he talks to The Torture King, the ex-Jim Rose circus performer, who threads skewers right through his bicep. How does he control the pain?

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20190402 (BBC7)
20190403 (BBC7)
You may think that humans only have five senses, but in fact we have many more. Graham Easton delves into the extra senses that we take for granted, from our sense of balance to our sense of time.

2/5. Balance

Graham attempts to master balance by taking a lesson with the English National Ballet. He has a dizzy moment in the balance lab at Charing Cross Hospital, and finds out why alcohol can put you in a spin.

But what happens if your balance systems goes permanently astray? Steve Geary has a rare condition which affects his sense of balance and means that he can hear his eyes squeak.

Followed by News.

Graham attempts to master balance by taking a lesson with The English National Ballet.

Graham Easton attempts to master balance via a lesson with the English National Ballet.

Graham Easton asks what happens if balance systems go permanently astray.

Graham attempts to master balance by taking a lesson with The English National Ballet. He has a dizzy moment in the balance lab at Charing Cross Hospital, and finds out why alcohol can put you in a spin.

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20190403 (BBC7)
20190404 (BBC7)
You may think that humans only have five senses, but in fact we have many more. Graham Easton delves into the extra senses that we take for granted, from our sense of balance to our sense of time.

3/5. Time

Graham looks at our body's sense of time. Time is arguably the most commonly used noun in the English language, and Dave Rooney, curator of timekeeping at Greenwich, explains why humans are so obsessed with timekeeping.

Even without looking at our watch, the brain's internal clock is incredibly accurate - correctly judging time intervals down to the millisecond. But this internal clock can go haywire, as Graham finds out under hypnosis.

Followed by News.

Time is the most commonly used noun in the English language, and Dave Rooney, Curator of Timekeeping at Greenwich, explains why humans are so obsessed with timekeeping.

However, this internal clock can go haywire, as Graham finds out under hypnosis.

Graham Easton delves into the extra senses that we take for granted.

Graham Easton finds out why humans are obsessed with time.

Graham looks at our body's sense of time. Time is the most commonly used noun in the English language, and Dave Rooney, Curator of Timekeeping at Greenwich, explains why humans are so obsessed with timekeeping.

Even without looking at our watch, the brain's internal clock is incredibly accurate - correctly judging time intervals down to the millisecond. However, this internal clock can go haywire, as Graham finds out under hypnosis.

04Body Temperature2007030620071108
20190404 (BBC7)
20190405 (BBC7)
You may think that humans only have five senses, but in fact we have many more. Graham Easton delves into the extra senses that we take for granted, from our sense of balance to our sense of time.

4/5. Graham looks at body temperature.

Dr Mike Stroud has accompanied Sir Ranulph Fiennes on marathons and expeditions across the globe, from Antarctica to Africa. He explains the intricate system we use to keep our temperature stable, even in extreme environments.

Followed by News.

Graham explores the intricate systems that keep our body temperature stable.

Graham Easton looks at the relevance of body temperature.

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20190405 (BBC7)
Graham Easton looks at the relevance of body temperature.

Graham Easton delves into the extra senses that we take for granted

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20190406 (BBC7)
Graham Easton finds out how he controls his bodily functions.

Graham Easton delves into the extra senses that we take for granted

05 LASTBodily Functions2007031320071109
20190405 (BBC7)
20190406 (BBC7)
Graham Easton investigates the extra senses that we take for granted.

5/5. Exploring the bodily functions. From eating to excreting, how do these inner senses tell us when we are full? Graham visits Dr Slack at his bladder clinic.

Followed by News.

This programme explores the bodily functions.

Graham Easton finds out how he controls his bodily functions.

Graham Easton delves into the extra senses that we take for granted

5/5. This programme explores the bodily functions. From eating to excreting, how do these inner senses tell us when we are full? Graham visits Dr Slack at his bladder clinic