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This trial aims to examine whether the combination of Floatation-REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Technique) and virtual reality video of real images of earth from space simulate the Overview Effect, or the profound experience that astronauts report while seeing earth from space.
It is known from astronauts' experiences that viewing the Earth from space can result in overwhelming emotions, including feelings of awe, appreciation, humility, and interconnectedness, also known as the "Overview Effect." These astronauts often report developing a global consciousness, or an affiliation with humanity, after seeing earth with no borders or boundaries separating countries and people.It is impractical to expect people to go to space to experience the overview effect, but it may be possible to simulate it with a high degree of fidelity and experimental realism here on earth. Sensory deprivation float tanks create a feeling of timelessness and weightlessness that imitate the conditions of outer space. Virtual reality provides a sense of immersion into the experience and presence that one is realistically "there" in that setting.The combination of both of these technologies, floating and virtual reality, may have the capacity to occasion intense feelings of awe, self-transcendence, and mystical-type experiences.
Therefore, the primary aim is to examine whether the overview effect, induced through virtual reality of viewing real images of earth from space in a sensory deprivation float tank, leads to mystical type-experiences that have lasting positive effects on attitudes, moods, and behaviors?
Flotation-REST + Virtual Reality, Flotation-REST Only, Virtual Reality Only, Control
Clarity Float Spa
University of Missouri-Columbia
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-11-11T17:49:39-0500
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Neoplasm derived from displaced cells (rest cells) of the primordial ADRENAL GLANDS, generally in patients with CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA. Adrenal rest tumors have been identified in TESTES; LIVER; and other tissues. They are dependent on ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN for growth and adrenal steroid secretion.
The length of the face determined by the distance of separation of jaws. Occlusal vertical dimension (OVD or VDO) or contact vertical dimension is the lower face height with the teeth in centric occlusion. Rest vertical dimension (VDR) is the lower face height measured from a chin point to a point just below the nose, with the mandible in rest position. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p250)
Freedom from activity.