isolation tank

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isolation tank

Fringe medicine
A tank filled with water maintained at body temperature in which an individual floats without tactile, auditory or visual cues. Some have used these tanks for meditation, as they believe it enhances their meditation when sensory deprivation is reduced to a minimum. Isolation tanks are divided into flotation (wet) tanks and isolation (dry) chambers or Samahdi tanks.
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In extreme cases, as when a man is put into the total silence of a sensory deprivation chamber, the sounds of his own body become nightmarishly loud, and he is soon overcome with auditory hallucinations.
WELL, POST POLICY WOULD BE TO PUT YOU IN THE SENSORY DEPRIVATION CHAMBER UNDER JEANINE'S DESK WITH THIS BOX OF BITTER AND DISILLUSIONED IGUANAS.
As you might expect from a film in which the evil tends not to work by day and can be banished by light, virtually all the action takes place at night or in darkened rooms and corridors where the characters either drop their torches, the batteries fail or there's a power cut (curiously this small town hospital manages to have a state of the art sensory deprivation chamber but not a back up generator).
He even devised a sensory deprivation chamber for a gallery in San Francisco.