The Ganzfeld Effect

Soldato
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Has anyone ever tried this?

Yes, that's right kids! Tell your dealer goodbye and worry no more about winding up naked on the roof of an office building after a bad trip. Now you can be stoned out of your mind by building a homemade deprivation chamber out of some regular, completely harmless household objects.

You are going to need three things: a ping-pong ball, a radio with headphones and a red light.

Step 1: Turn the radio to a station with just white noise (static), and put on your headphones.

Step 2: Cut the ping-pong ball in half and tape each half over your eyes.

Step 3: Turn the red light so it's facing your eyes.

Step 4: Sit there for at least a half an hour.

Step 5: Follow Ben Franklin and your new friend, Harold the unicorn, into the gumdrop forest, and live happily ever after.

It's called the Ganzfeld effect, and it works by blocking out most of the signals that go to your brain. It's the same kind of effect you get when looking into a soft light for a while and lose vision, except at a larger scale.

The sound of the white noise and the light from the outside of the ping pong ball are eventually ignored by your brain. With all those signals out of the picture, your brain has to create its own, and this is where the hallucinations come in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganzfeld_effect
 
Caporegime
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No where am i goign to get a single ping pong ball...


Although I suppose some squares of plasic cut from a milk bottle tapeed securly over eys would work too.


Stick a giant red screen on the monitor and stare at that...
 
Soldato
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Do you have to have incredibly small ears for this?

How do you fit your whole ear in half a ping pong ball?




EDIT: LOL! I didn't read it properly. I'll leave my original post for the lulz though.
 
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Do you have to have incredibly small ears for this?

How do you fit your whole ear in half a ping pong ball?




EDIT: LOL! I didn't read it properly. I'll leave my original post for the lulz though.

I tend not to laugh out loud when reading stuff at work, but on this occasion I couldn't stop myself. That's class!
 
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