Do you guys and girls know what this is?

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It’s a panel you put up on your music studio wall that “deadens” the room, meaning it absorbs sound so there is less ambient noise and reverberation (that might not be 100% technically correct but I think it’s the gist of it). The studio space we’re using has the walls lined with them. Aside from being fun and comfortable to rest your head on (shhh don’t tell anyone I’ve been doing that), it’s a trippy experience putting your ear right up to these panels. All ambient noise just… disappears. It’s really pretty amazing.

This made me think about what those sensory deprivation chambers might be like. I’d actually like to try one. Check out that wiki article I just linked to, here’s an excerpt from it:

An isolation tank is a lightless, soundproof tank inside which subjects float in salt water at skin temperature. They were first used by John C. Lilly in 1954 to test the effects of sensory deprivation. Such tanks are now also used for meditation and relaxation and in alternative medicine. The isolation tank was originally called the sensory deprivation tank. Other names for the isolation tank include flotation tank, float tank, John C. Lilly tank, REST tank, and sensory attenuation tank.

How badass and futuristic does this thing look??

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I more am wondering about those rooms that are completely sound proof… not sure I need to float in salt water and be without lights. They (scientists, of course, duh) say the brain can only take so much of being in complete and absolute silence before hallucinations and other crazy things start happening. I’ve also heard that you can hear your heart beating and blood flowing and that can drive you mad. I admit, this does not sound like an adventure for everyone, but I definitely would like to experience it. brb looking up isolation tanks on Yelp…

I’ll just leave this here… http://www.yelp.com/biz/float-lab-venice