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At this simple but ever-popular exhibit, black sand from nearby beaches make spiky patterns that reveal the invisible magnetic field between the poles of two giant magnets.
Where: Ray and Dagmar Dolby Atrium
The combination of past experience and the sight and feel of being touched seems to change your brain's definition of your body's boundaries. You may even feel as if the fake hand is part of you.
Where: Osher Gallery 1: Human Phenomenon
Create ghostly images with the touch of a hand.
Gently touch these plants and see how they respond.
Where: Gallery 4: Living Systems
Learn about the history of the Tactile Dome, our largest interactive exhibit.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
A surprising—and as yet unexplained—tactile illusion can occur when you slowly rub your palms across this mesh. You may feel a strange, slippery sensation, as if there’s a thin film of velvet between your hands.
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