Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sensory Deprivaion

As I was researching thinking of a topic to cover on this blog, I came across an article on sensory deprivation. Not once had I even thought, "What if we didn't have these sense?" The article spoke about this tank which has been developed that allows you to lose all you senses, and as one of the girls mentions in the video , "It's kind of like you die... You're left with your breath, your heart beat and nothing else." I would love to try something like this, and luckily there is a location in Philadelphia that offers a sensory deprivation tank. I can't even begin to imagine what it might be like to lose all of your sense for a period of time, it makes me wonder where my mind would wander. Enjoy :)


  1. This is something that I have wanted to try out for some time. I have always imagined that I would be quite frighten (and get lost in my thoughts, maybe even hallucinate). Then, I became a certified scuba diver. While this is not exactly the same, it is the closes I have come to a sensory deprivation chamber. First, hearing is very different underwater. Second, you obviously can't speak (but can use hand gestures to communicate with any fellow divers). Third, if the water is dark and/or murky, it can be almost impossible to see. I happened to be certified in extremely cloudy water. And I definitely did get paranoid, at times. Thankfully, my ability to feel around under water was not lost, and that helped ease my mind a bit.

  2. I had no idea these types of tanks existed. I would definitely be interested to see where my mind wonders and what that initial feeling is like. I cannot fathom having all of my senses taken away and to just exist. I would probably be a little terrified at first and eventually find something to ease my mind.