flotation tank


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flotation tank

Pseudomedicine
A type of isolation chamber in which a person floats in a tank filled with water maintained at body temperature, without tactile, auditory or visual cues. Flotation tanks have been used by those who wish to enhance the experience of meditation by eliminating sensory stimulation.
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Whilst being mildly terrified by the prospect, I didn't think I could judge the experience without trying the flotation tank. As I was led into the room containing the tank, I felt uneasy.
Flotation tank therapy, or flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique), is a method used to induce deep relaxation through minimization of sensory input.
Flotation froth images are obtained by the CCD camera above the flotation tank, and the computer image acquisition card converts continuous analog signal into discrete digital signals, which is conveyed into the computer for the extraction of visual characteristics of flotation froth.
Spending more and more time in a flotation tank high on LSD trying to commune with dolphins, Lilly soon fell out of favor in scientific circles.
Then, a pressurised dissolved air saturation system injects a continuous stream of micro-bubbles into the DAF flotation tank. The bubbles attach to the particulates, causing the coagulated particles to float.
THE secret behind Wayne Rooney's goalscoring can be revealed ...he spends up to 10 hours a week in a flotation tank.
There are plans by Neil Marsay to start a young archeologists' club; they have bought a flotation tank to help with the cleaning of artefacts; there's that book on the road from Slack.
Flotation tank cells will be used for metallurgical recovery of the nickel.
Opponents insist the issue is tranquility, not sexuality, but Jirgens said both men feel "so dehumanized by this whole process." The 13,000-square-foot mansion, complete with an indoor pool, a meditation room with a saltwater flotation tank, and a sunken garden with a waterfall, is scheduled to be done in December, but the neighbors shouldn't expect invites.
Today, he laments that generation's loss of idealism, but he does so driving a BMW and luxuriating in his private flotation tank, which he calls "Our Lady of Good Salt." After decades of misanthropic stand-up, Carlin promises that a new-found grace infuses his book Brain Droppings, which Hyperion is publishing this spring.
Unlike ambient techno (which models itself on that pseudowomb the flotation tank), isolationism's idea of utopia is empty space.