Re: Non-sensory experiences

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 10:03:58 MST

From: "Amara Graps" <>
> The "experience benefit" of these tanks is to allow a total
> relaxation of the muscles, much like how biofeedback teaches us to
> "let go" of muscle tension. Many people don't even realize how tight
> they are holding their muscles until they try one of these physiological
> therapies.

People sometimes get into the habit of ignoring or denying their sensory
inputs. This is a method of pain relief.

An alternative to SDT is The Relaxation Response.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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