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What the sensory deprivation tank from ‘Stranger Things’ feels like

by: Kayla O’Brien Contact Reporter September 19, 2016 What the sensory deprivation tank from #StrangerThings … Continue reading

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Health alert: Floating for physical and mental health

See how floatation therapy helped an athlete recover from a concussion and a war veteran tame chronic PTSD! Continue reading

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Olympic Champions Like Aly Raisman Are Hooked on “Float Therapy”

“Consistent floating helps improve sleep, eliminate fatigue and revitalizes the body and mind. On a physical level, floating helps decrease the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline, increase production of endorphins, and speed up muscle and joint rehabilitation and recovery. Mentally, you go into a …” Continue reading

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Real ESP Experiments Inspired ‘Stranger Things’

In the 1950s, psychologists began to experiment with the effect of the environment on ESP. The major two methodological variants of “REST” — restricted environmental stimulation — were either a confinement to a room with some sort of stimulation (like a ganzfeld experiment) or reduced stimulation via immersion in a tank of water. This is the sensory deprivation tank — a place of darkness, silence, saturated water, and a ton of Epsom salt… Continue reading

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WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE A SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANK FROM ‘STRANGER THINGS’?

Quickly becoming the breakout TV show of the summer, Netflix’s original series Stranger Things mixes science fiction with actual science. As science fiction goes, some events in the show have no logical explanation. But others do, like making… Continue reading

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Sci-Fi’s 6 Best Sensory Deprivation Scenes

Tanks are a classic sci-fi trope, in films from Alien to Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me to Interstellar. They usually preserve people through space travel, or allow them to extend their time on… Continue reading

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Taking the flotation tank dive

“…This is the point in the discussion where someone usually brings up the claustrophobia issue. Thanks to an uncomfortable experience in the early ’80s, I can vouch for the fact that early tanks were small and disturbingly coffin-like. So not relaxing. Fortunately, today’s float studios offer…” Continue reading

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Pirates look to create, measure optimum performance

Trying to maintain optimum performance is why Pirates closer Mark Melancon often can be found in a dark, pod-like isolation tank, floating on a pool of heated water melded with 1,400 pounds of salt… Continue reading

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Ohio State football | Players like flotation tank as way to relax, heal faster

It’s not new technology, but its implementation is relatively new in sports. Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt likes it so much that he reportedly has a flotation tank in his home, and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry also uses a tank. The Ohio State football team got into it… Continue reading

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Drifting in a dream: I tried a floatation tank in Bengaluru and loved it

Let’s face it, between television, the internet and the million (or so it seems) notifications from all the apps on the average smartphone, it’s almost impossible to find a properly solitary moment for oneself… Continue reading

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