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I am doing a school project on sensory deprivation. When I do a websearch, I get two contradictory results: sensory deprivation as a form of punishment or torture, normally in prisons; and sensory deprivation as a form of relaxation therapy. What changes sensory deprivation from a pleasant experience to torture? Does it involve length of time involved; which sense is deprived (eg. the therapeutic use focuses more on depriving proprioception and touch, whereas the torture technique seems to work more on sight and sound); or some other factor I'm not thinking of?
Re: How does sensory deprivation work?
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