Fast Forward Science Award 2017 for Shimpei Ishiyama

Shimpei Ishiyama's video "Why are we ticklish" has just been awarded the 3rd place in the "Substanz Category" of the Fast Forward Science 2017!

 

Of all physical sensations, ticklishness is perhaps the most mysterious. Why do we laugh in response to tickling? Why are certain body parts more ticklish? Why cannot we tickle ourselves?  These are some of the questions the research team around Dr. Shimpei Ishiyama and Prof. Dr. Michael Brecht wanted to sort out. In the movie they show what kind of experiments they did and what the new findings signify for social behavior research.

Shimpei Ishiyama produced the movie and composed the movie's music.

http://www.fastforwardscience.de/gewinner/2017.html

An English version of the movie is on youtube available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ukqZj9xWyk