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How We Feel: Geoffrey Simmons on the Sensation of Touch

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948
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Geoffrey Simmons
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00:12:30
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On this episode of ID the Future, hear from CSC Senior Fellow & physician Geoffrey Simmons as he discusses the design behind the sense of touch. We’re now seeing attempts — such as a DARPA project that seeks to develop a prosthetic hand that can feel — to mimic the natural phenomenon of touch in medical technology. Simmons explains how touch works, and examines the possibility of scientists being able to imitate the design of sensation for technological use.

Geoffrey Simmons

Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Geoffrey Simmons is a retired internist in Eugene, Oregon, as well as an author, lecturer, and Fellow of Discovery Institute. He is the author of What Darwin Didn't Know and Billions of Missing Links, as well as other non-fiction books and six novels (including two medical satires). He is a former governor of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine, a past member of Sacred Heart Medical Center's Emergency Preparedness Committee, and a past president of his local medical society. He has lectured widely on disaster preparedness, and has been a medical correspondent for KABC in Los Angeles and KPNW in Eugene.
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