In Episode #49, Jesse speaks to Crash, owner of Float Lab Technologies, a sensory deprivation tank center in Venice Beach, California. Crash explains the ins and outs of the Float Lab experience, and what can happen to our minds when they’re freed from all external distractions.
Also, some thought-provoking questions arise: Could marijuana actually promote neurogenesis? Is jet lag beatable? And what would it be like to be just a “point of consciousness”?
Key Terms Mentioned
- Float Lab Technologies
- This Week in Neuroscience: Marijuana and Neurogenesis – What’s It All About?
- Study on Cannabis and Neurogenesis
- John C. Lilly – sensory deprivation tank inventor
- Is It Possible To Beat Jet Lag?
- Axon: Version 1.2.1
Introduction to Crash and sensory deprivation tanks
This Week in Neuroscience: Marijuana and Neurogenesis - What’s It All About?
iTunes Review thank-yous
What are flotation tanks, and why should you care?
Average lengths of sessions
Comparing the experiences of "regular" customers and practiced meditators
Do Luke Skywalker flotation tanks exist, or, what's the difference between horizontal and vertical tanks?
Float Lab's role in the experience
Manufactured fear of the unknown
John C. Lilly, sensory deprivation tank inventor
Comment on the relatively low number of people who've taken the plunge
Psychedelics in combination with float tanks
Jesse's experiences with sensory deprivation tanks, and thoughts on being just "a point of consciousness"
Ruthless Listener-Retention Gimmick: Is It Possible To Beat Jet Lag?
Open question to any listeners in the know: Does blindness affect how the body deals with jet lag?
Axon: New features in Version 1.2.1