I went to Staying Afloat as part of our sense final project but it became more than that. I suffer from lymes disease so the combination of joint pain, constant fatigue and many other symptoms takes a toll on my body. Floating in this tank where the water temperature is the same as your body, there is no smell, its dark and it is absolutely silent, is almost an out of body experience and total sensory deprivation. After the initial first 20 minutes of restlessness, my body felt as light as a feather and I wasn't experiencing any joint pain etc. Even after the hour and a half in the tank, my body felt rejuvenated and I had more energy than I've had in a long time. This is feeling actually lasted a few days and I cannot wait to go again, it was an amazing yet strange experience but healing at the same time.
The psychology of Perception involves the interaction of our senses and our conscious mind. Perception is involved in every aspect of our lives as we make decisions and judgments based on what we experience. If you study diligently you will leave this course with a broad understanding of sensation and perception. From this general understanding you will be able to further investigate areas of interest by means of literature review and research on specific topics.