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.
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.