Educational introduction to the senses and the brain; another lighthearted Bell System Science Series film
I saw a number of the Bell science films during the Sixties, and this one was my favorite. In a mix of live-action and animation, it explains how the senses-- touch, sight, hearing, etc.-- function. Cartoon characters gather information from eyes and ears and report it to the little guy who runs a complicated control room in the brain.
Presiding over all is the calming presence of Dr. Frank Baxter, playing himself, sort of-- he wasn't really a scientist but a professor of English. He personified science well, though, to a generation of audiences in darkened classrooms.
I believe this was an episode of *The Bell Telephone Hour* in 1958. Several other films in the series, such as *Hemo the Magnificent* and *The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays*, have appeared on DVD, but not this one, as far as I know. It would be nice to see it again.
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