AUDIO: What’s it like to float in sensory deprivation?

Alexandra Ossola has an intimate experience with her own mind, in the name of science.

AUDIO: What's it like to float in sensory deprivation?
Sometimes, a dip in the water can bring on deep self-reflection. [Image Credit: Flickr user Steve Grosbois]

Sensory deprivation is a more intense form of meditation. A person puts herself in a tub of dense, body-temperature water for hours on end, depriving herself of all sensory stimulation in the hopes of reaching a more tranquil mental state. Alexandra Ossola tries it for the first time, and walks us through her experience in this audio piece, which originally aired on WNYU’s The Doppler Effect.

 

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