This is your brain when Floating 🧠
All forms of external sensory processing are dramatically reduced: vision, hearing, proprioception (unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself), tactile sensation, thermal sensation, olfaction (smell), gustation (taste), and also cortical functions like movement and speech.
They're all reduced very naturally inside the float environment so when you first look at this you say, "Well, that's a lot of cortical real-estate..." This is a very tremendous intervention in terms of affecting a broad swath of brain tissue but what's left, and this is the part that's always fascinated me about floating, there's a very rich stream of sensory processing that's coming into the brain at every moment of the day and it really blossoms inside of the float tank.
It's referred to as interception and it's the brain's ability to sense the inside of your body this is what comes to front-and-center in the moment of a float and this is the mechanism by which it's helping people who suffer from anxiety. - 21 hours ago