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Sensory Deprivation Boosts Musicians' Skill Level

Ever heard of a floatation tank? Developed in 1950 to experiment with human consciousness, it's a dark, soundproof pod in which you float in warm, salinized water for hours at a time. Shown to heighten levels of creativity, your mind goes into a sort of theta-state where you're capable of deep and profound learning, healing and growth.

But don't go running to your bathroom to fill up a bath tub, it won't work! If keen, you'll have to try one of the many spots offering it in the UK. It ain't cheap but think of it as a session with your therapist or market research for your next album. Not something you'll be able to do now but maybe put aside some of that money you're saving from all those pints in the pub you're not drinking and give it a go once everything goes back to normal. It will definitely tick all the social distancing boxes.

Click here to read a bit more about this practice and a 2017 experiment run by the Vancouver Community College.

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