The Science of Sense is a six-part science series for children RTÉjr Radio! As you might have guessed by the name it's all about our senses and how they work.

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In this episode Professor Bumbledumm is joined in the Laboratory of Nonsense and the Absurd by Junior Professors Robyn and Rebekah to explore the wondrous world of our sense of touch.

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Come inside the Laboratory of Nonsense and the Absurd where the eccentric Professor Theodore Bumbledumm, his trusted cat Denis and a team of Junior Scientists explore the amazing science behind our senses and how we use them to interact with the world around us.

Touch is thought to be one of our most important senses as it puts us in immediate contact with the world. Robyn and Rebekah talk to Philosopher Professor Richard Kearney, whose book Touch: Recovering Our Most Vital Sense, tells how important our sense of touch is and how we've lost contact with it.

Robyn is in the lab!

With Professor Kearney, Robyn and Rebekah investigate why our sense of touch is so important, why touching our pets can make us feel happy and why our sense of touch is the only sense that is actually a double sense!

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Rebekah has some great questions!

Tune in to hear all about the sense of touch and make some unexpected discoveries, try scientific experiments, enjoy music, fun facts, animals and loads of silliness.

The Science of Sense is a Curious Broadcast production funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee. Produced by Patricia Baker and Norma Leen. Edit by Patricia Baker. Final mix Hugh O'Dwyer Contact Studio. Presented by Hugh W Brown as Professor Bumbledumm. Music by Hugh W Brown, theme song mixed by Pete Wallace