Limits of Perception

Limits of Perception is a science documentary exploring the smallest and biggest things in our universe.

Today we’re able to see some of the smallest objects in our universe: the building blocks of matter – atoms.

And on the larger scale, we’re able to peer through the universe with our powerful telescopes and see vast constructs of creation.

But are there limits to human perception of “seeing” matter, be it too big or too small?

As a good rule of thumb, the film proclaims, humans are roughly the average mid-point on the scale of the smallest to the largest.

So what are the extremes of both “the smallest” and “the largest”? Fly through the universe as we investigate our Limits of Perception.

Limits of Perception
  • Info
  • Release date2001
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Steve Nicholls, Alfred Vendl
  • Part of the seriesThe Secrets of Nature
  • Production companyAV Dokumenta