French Researchers Spent 40 Days in a Cave to Study Our Perception of Time

French researchers live in cave for 40 days to study time

In today’s fast-paced world, many of us feel that time is a luxury we just don’t have. But what would happen if we had no way of telling the passing of time? A group of volunteers, isolated in a French cave for 40 days, recently found out.

A group of 15 French volunteers was part of a study called “Deep Time”, which set out to explore human adaptability to isolation. Christian Clot, an explorer and the project’s director, was also one of the volunteers.

“The main objective for the entire mission was to understand how a group of human beings can adapt when suddenly they are in a situation without one of the most important things in our life, which is time. I mean, everything is time in our life, we’re always watching our watch or smartphone, and suddenly you are out of time, you don’t have this information,” he said.

“What happens to the brain? What happens to social situations? What happens to our genetics?”

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Isochronic Tones: The Young Cousin of Binaural Beats

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“If you look at the anatomy, the structure, the function, there’s nothing in the universe that’s more beautiful, that’s more complex, than the human brain.”

– Keith Black (Discover magazine, April, 2004)

The brain is experiencing quite the renaissance as of late. Not only has brain research become more easily accessible and immediately applicable, the implications of the latest research are pointing to a wonderful outcome: we now know that specific locations in the brain can be pinpointed, accessed, addressed, flooded with light to heal symptoms, and healed through the emission of sound.

What’s even more compelling is that several categories of brain research are inspiring the creation of accessible and wearable technologies that can help soothe and heal the brain, along with other parts of the body.

The brain is no longer an anomaly. It’s now scientifically proven that when the brain is nurtured by light, sound and frequencies, it passes that healing along to the whole system.

It’s All About Light & Sound

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.”

-Nikola Tesla

Sound therapy has come a long way since its new-age hippie roots. Sound Therapy is now utilized by a variety of global organizations and businesses. This includes business offices, hotel chains, medical facilities, universities, and a variety of treatment programs, as an effective treatment to alleviate pain and depression, lower blood pressure, overcome feelings of stress, improve learning, improve balance, and promote physical and mental endurance.

According to the Mayo Clinic, light therapy treats seasonal depression and other conditions by exposure a person to artificial light. During light therapy, the individual sits or works near a device called a light therapy box, which come in a variety of forms, shapes, and sizes.

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