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Video Isolation - Mind Field (Ep 1)

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  • - Imagine being confined
  • to a 10-by-10-foot room in complete isolation.
  • No timekeeping devices, no phones, no books,
  • nothing to write on, no windows.
  • [dramatic music]
  • ♪ ♪
  • Psychologists say that fewer than three days
  • in a room like this can lead to brain damage.
  • I will be staying in this room
  • for three days.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Clearly, he is on the border of misery.
  • [electronic music]
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Even in a city surrounded by people,
  • it's possible to feel lonely
  • or bored.
  • Your brain is like a hungry sponge.
  • It's constantly absorbing information.
  • It thrives when stimulated.
  • Between smartphones and books
  • and movies and friends and family,
  • thousands of sensations
  • are constantly going into our heads.
  • But what if it all got cut off?
  • [dramatic music]
  • ♪ ♪
  • What is boredom?
  • Well, it's believed to be an emotion
  • that's a less intense form of disgust.
  • A visual representation of emotions
  • developed by Robert Plutchik
  • shows them all on a wheel.
  • Notice that boredom shares a spoke
  • with disgust and loathing.
  • They are different intensities of the same emotion.
  • You see, boredom pushes us away from low-stimulus situations
  • because variety and stimulation
  • literally lead to neurogenesis--
  • brain-cell growth.
  • We are here today doing what we do
  • because boredom has guided us
  • toward greater and greater challenges
  • and bigger and more complex brains.
  • So what is it like to be deprived
  • of the sensations and social interactions
  • so many of us take for granted?
  • ♪ ♪
  • A landmark study at Harvard and Virginia Universities
  • found that students prefer to experience physical pain
  • over 15 minutes of boredom.
  • To demonstrate the surprising lengths
  • people will go to to avoid boredom,
  • we brought in an unsuspecting subject
  • for what he believes to be a focus group.
  • We begin by introducing a set of stimuli,
  • one of which is very unpleasant.
  • [device buzzes] - Oh, shit.
  • - What? - Shocked the shit out of me.
  • Touch it.
  • [device buzzes] - [grunts]
  • It did shock me. - No, it didn't.
  • Did it really? - Yeah, it did.
  • - He doesn't like it. - That really shocked me.
  • - Our fake focus test continues.
  • - So let's start with the shock button.
  • Jamison, would you choose to experience this again?
  • - I don't want to do that again.
  • - Why wouldn't you?
  • - 'Cause it shocked me,
  • and I can still feel it going down my forearm.
  • - Now it's time for Jamison's true test--
  • the test of boredom.
  • - You will be in the room for 30 minutes.
  • Please remain in your chair.
  • Feel free to re-experience the electric-shock button...
  • - Okay. Okay. - Or not.
  • - All right, the moment of truth.
  • [door closes]
  • When the only two options are boredom or painful shock,
  • which will our subject choose?
  • He's not even looking at the button.
  • Oh.
  • It hasn't even been a minute yet,
  • and already Jamison is restless.
  • [pensive music]
  • With 29 minutes to go
  • and no other stimulation in the room,
  • the shock button is a tempting object
  • to occupy Jamison's mind.
  • ♪ ♪
  • Remember what Jamison said a few minutes ago.
  • - I don't want to do that again.
  • - But will he desire stimulation so strongly,
  • he just goes ahead and pushes that button?
  • ♪ ♪
  • [device buzzes] - [grunts]
  • - It took exactly one minute and 57 seconds of boredom
  • for Jamison's mind to go from, "Never again,"
  • to "Sure, I'll give myself an electric shock
  • to relieve boredom."
  • Sometimes stimulation, any stimulation
  • is perceived as better than none at all.
  • This guy doesn't like being bored.
  • Can he resist touching it a second time?
  • [dramatic music]
  • ♪ ♪
  • [device buzzes] - [grunts, laughing]
  • - We're social animals.
  • Whether it's another human
  • or a volleyball or an electric-shock button,
  • you'll make friends with whatever you need to.
  • Jamison? I'm Michael.
  • Thanks for coming in today. - Sure.
  • - So tell me a little bit
  • about what you've been up to here in this room.
  • - I've been sitting in this room with a button.
  • - Yeah. - And despite saying
  • I didn't want to press it again, I pressed it twice.
  • - Why?
  • - I was just bored in this room, I suppose, so...
  • - Really? - Yeah.
  • - Did that hurt? - Yes.
  • - The hypothesis is that when left alone
  • with a very negative stimulus,
  • people will go ahead an re-experience it
  • just because it's something to do.
  • - I'm one of them. - [laughs]
  • We dislike being bored so much,
  • sometimes physical pain is preferable.
  • But intentionally putting yourself
  • into what would seem to be
  • the most boring environment possible
  • can be useful.
  • It's called sensory deprivation.
  • ♪ ♪
  • Psychologists have conducted experiments
  • in sensory deprivation since the 1930s.
  • During the Cold War,
  • the military used sensory deprivation
  • for both training and interrogation.
  • In the 1970s, the activity became recreational,
  • with soundproof, lightproof flotation tanks
  • that keep you buoyant with salt water
  • that is the same temperature as your body.
  • ♪ ♪
  • All right, so I'm on my way to a subterranean float lab.
  • This company sells sensory deprivation.
  • This will be sort of a training session
  • for my three days in isolation,
  • and I'm getting guidance from an expert.
  • Hey, Dominic. How are you?
  • - Hey. What's up, Michael?
  • - You know Dominic Monaghan
  • from "Lord of the Rings" and the TV series "Lost."
  • - Now, this is your first time, right?
  • - This is my first time.
  • I'm a little nervous.
  • I've never been alone without any stimulation.
  • - One of my favorite things about floating is,
  • there's nothing else going on.
  • - Okay. - You can't see anything.
  • You can't hear anything. You can't do anything.
  • You just have to look at you.
  • And for some people, that's scary.
  • It's like looking in a mirror for hours.
  • This flotation tank is a really good way
  • of getting him prepped for the isolation chamber,
  • but I also think he needs to be okay with the fact
  • that it's gonna put him outside of his comfort zone.
  • The mind is a good thing to lose every so often.
  • - All right, let's take a peek.
  • ♪ ♪
  • Oh. So this is the room.
  • This is where I will be floating for the next hour,
  • alone with nothing to do but listen to my thoughts.
  • ♪ ♪
  • I'll see you on the other side.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - The mind is a good thing to lose every so often.
  • You have to remind fear that you're in the driver's seat."
  • - Hey. - Hey, Dominic.
  • - How was it? - It was really good.
  • - Yeah? - Can we sit down?
  • - Yeah, let's do it.
  • - My initial thought when I laid down was,
  • "Wow, this is buoyant."
  • And then I just...
  • started thinking about errands and tasks,
  • but at some point...
  • well, it was like dreams.
  • - Uh-huh.
  • - But my eyes were open.
  • Like, it was sort of like half-dreams you have
  • either when you're about to fall asleep
  • or when you're waking up.
  • - That's when it gets interesting.
  • You're allowing your brain to be free.
  • You're just floating in space.
  • You're just atoms that are on the top of this pool,
  • floating in space.
  • So now you've done this,
  • and you're doing this isolation booth.
  • Do you think that that was in some way helpful
  • or a hindrance?
  • - It made me more...
  • unhappy about what's coming up.
  • 72 hours is quite a bit different than one hour.
  • ♪ ♪
  • Some people choose isolation
  • to learn about isolation.
  • As we prepare to explore other planets,
  • we're faced with a little issue.
  • Stuff in outer space is really,
  • really far apart.
  • Within our own solar system,
  • even a trip to Mars would take months
  • in each direction.
  • That's a long time to spend cut off from the rest of humanity,
  • stuck in a tiny spaceship.
  • To get ready for those journeys, we have subjected some people
  • to extreme conditions here on Earth.
  • In 1989, a young Italian interior designer
  • named Stefania Follini
  • volunteered for a NASA experiment
  • to help study the effects of isolation
  • associated with space travel.
  • She spent 130 days alone
  • in a plexiglass cell
  • in a cave 30 feet underground in New Mexico.
  • In the absence of timepieces and any sign of day or night,
  • Ms. Follini's body was thrown out of wack.
  • Her menstrual cycle stopped,
  • and her sleep-wake cycle changed radically.
  • She tended to stay away for 20 to 25 hours at a time,
  • sleeping about 10 hours.
  • When she finally emerged,
  • she mistakenly believed
  • she'd only been underground about half as long
  • as she actually had.
  • As difficult as Stefania's experience was,
  • at least she had books to read.
  • In my isolation chamber,
  • I will only have white walls to stare at.
  • ♪ ♪
  • Alone time-- what a pleasure.
  • Checking out, getting away from it all,
  • relaxing...
  • banishment from society,
  • the silent treatment,
  • solitary confinement.
  • [dramatic music]
  • Solitude isn't always nice.
  • ♪ ♪
  • What happens when isolation
  • is not voluntary?
  • William Brown has firsthand knowledge
  • of solitary confinement.
  • So, William, how much of your life
  • have you spent in prison?
  • - Probably, like, 16 years.
  • - That's, like, almost half your life.
  • - Yeah, basically, almost half my life,
  • 'cause I want to jail when I was 18
  • for armed bank robbery.
  • This right here...
  • This was my home, off and on, about two years...
  • ♪ ♪
  • The hole.
  • - What was the longest stretch of consecutive time?
  • - It was, like, five months total.
  • - I'll tell you what really amazes me.
  • This feels so much worse than a jail cell.
  • This doesn't have bars, letting in light or a view.
  • - Not at all.
  • - Would you have a mattress at least?
  • That would be the only thing.
  • In this particular cell, that would be the only thing in here.
  • You would just have a mattress, and other than that,
  • you would have nothing more.
  • This light will constantly stay on,
  • so there will be, you know...
  • - That light's always on? - That light is always on.
  • - Even at night? - Even at night.
  • That light is always on.
  • You're left in here with your thoughts,
  • and that's it.
  • ♪ ♪
  • I would sit--
  • like, say, for example, sit in this corner right here.
  • - Like, facing the corner or facing out?
  • - No, I would face out,
  • and I would just sit
  • and just concentrate on breathing.
  • You don't know. It's like you're in limbo.
  • You never know when they're gonna open the door.
  • I've known guys that have served consecutive years
  • inside this same little box.
  • - How does that change them?
  • - Mentally, it scars them for life.
  • - Really? - Yeah.
  • - This is what I'm gonna do.
  • I'm gonna put myself in a room like one of these,
  • and I won't have a clock...
  • - Anything at all.
  • - No way to tell time.
  • What I'm nervous about is,
  • when that door closes... - Mm-hmm.
  • - The awareness, the sudden awareness
  • of how much time I have.
  • - See, that's the thing about it,
  • 'cause once this door right here closes,
  • it's, like, it's final.
  • This is almost a coffin.
  • - Really?
  • ♪ ♪
  • Even more extreme than isolation from other people
  • is isolation from other people and stimuli.
  • That's what I'm going to be doing inside this room.
  • ♪ ♪
  • This is about as boring as a room can get.
  • It's soundproof, and this light will never turn off.
  • I do have a small bed,
  • but there will be no interruptions.
  • I will have no way to tell what time it is.
  • No meals will be delivered,
  • because all the meals are inside the room already--
  • white containers of Soylent.
  • I do have plenty of water,
  • and I have a wash basin with a white bar of soap,
  • and I've got myself a tiny, little toilet.
  • There's nothing to do but be completely alone
  • with myself and my thoughts.
  • Now, psychologists say
  • that fewer than three days in a room like this
  • can lead to brain damage.
  • I will be staying in this room for three days...
  • a full 72 hours.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - So I'm gonna take your vitals first.
  • Michael is basically turning himself into a lab rat.
  • What we want to to is see what might change with Michael
  • before and after his time in isolation--
  • what's gonna happen to his blood pressure,
  • what's gonna happen to his pulse, his basic reflexes.
  • - Are there actually any medical concerns you would have?
  • I'm just gonna be in this room.
  • - You got a really bright light on there.
  • The circadian rhythm,
  • which is your natural wake and sleep cycle
  • is going to be completely disrupted
  • by this really bright light.
  • And once your circadian rhythm gets off,
  • a lot of other things fall apart--
  • hormone cycles, cognitive ability,
  • metabolic processes.
  • So, you know, it's kind of like you're giving yourself jet lag.
  • - Oh, great.
  • - I think it's important to test
  • his cognitive ability
  • to gauge any mental decline
  • that might happen during his 72 hours of isolation.
  • Let's try the reaction time.
  • - Okay, do...
  • This is pretty fun.
  • Can I bring this into the room with me?
  • So what's gonna happen to my brain in there?
  • - Well, one of the issues that might worry me
  • is how calm versus neurotic you might be.
  • Where would you put yourself on that spectrum?
  • - Closer to neurotic. I mean... - Uh-huh.
  • - Yeah.
  • - And so I wonder if that might be amplified.
  • - That is how my brain will work.
  • - Right. Of course. - It'll snowball.
  • I'm scared.
  • I'm not gonna be able to deal with the monotony
  • and the lack of a sense of time,
  • and I'm gonna have a panic attack.
  • - In an extreme situation,
  • people can have massive hallucinations,
  • be dissociated from reality,
  • have tremendous anxiety, psychotic types of episodes.
  • - Marnie, Jake... - Yes.
  • - I'm gonna be gone for three days.
  • - The danger signs to look out for are extreme agitation,
  • where it doesn't appear that he's aware of his own agitation.
  • That's when I think I might intervene.
  • - I'm not worried for him physically.
  • Like, I think, you know, he's safe in there.
  • But I think that he's gonna struggle in there.
  • He's gonna be really bored.
  • - I love you. - I love you, too.
  • - Bye-bye. - Bye.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Oh, my God.
  • - Bye.
  • ♪ ♪
  • Ah, forgot to ask what time it was when I came in.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - [laughs]
  • - It's just gonna be a horrible 72 hours.
  • - I'm actually pretty tired.
  • I've been standing a bunch today.
  • Normally, when I change into more comfortable clothes
  • and I'm, like, ready for bed,
  • I lay down, and then I pick up my phone,
  • or I pick up a book or something,
  • but I don't have that.
  • - If he succeeds in going to sleep
  • for any length of time that's substantial,
  • it's gonna be interesting to see
  • what time he thinks it is when he wakes up.
  • - Right.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - I was able to sleep.
  • And I woke up
  • maybe one or two times in the night.
  • So I think it's probably,
  • you know, 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning,
  • maybe closer to 9:00 a.m.
  • I guess I should have some breakfast.
  • ♪ ♪
  • One...
  • two...three...
  • - I've known Michael for three years,
  • and I've never seen him do a push-up.
  • - Six...
  • ♪ ♪
  • Z, Y, X, W, V,
  • U, T, S, R, Q,
  • P, O, N, M, L, K...
  • - I think he's come up
  • with some good ideas for mental stimulation.
  • I wonder if, as time goes by,
  • he's gonna come up with some more creative ones,
  • or he's gonna start to get less creative.
  • - I've done 200 steps now--
  • 8 more hundreds to go, and I'll be at 1,000.
  • One, two...
  • - Why is it that so many people turn to counting
  • to stay sane when they're in these isolated environments?
  • - Well, our minds want to remain active.
  • They're naturally active.
  • The healthiest people who survive
  • in these types of environments
  • will do something to self-stimulate.
  • They'll count. They'll sing. They'll do physical exercise.
  • - 97, 98, 99, 100.
  • 300 steps and then some change that I just took right there.
  • That's just a little bonus for my body, for my health.
  • ♪ ♪
  • It's amazing how hard it is
  • to tell what time of day it is just based on your body.
  • I think it's...
  • about 7:00 or 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  • I think I'm gonna have dinner now.
  • - He's already quite off on his perception of time.
  • - I was actually surprised at how quick that happened.
  • - I was, too.
  • - You know, if you're using
  • hunger as your gauge, that's out the window, too,
  • because the shifts in hormones
  • are going to change your appetite.
  • You know, they look at lab rats
  • who have had their circadian rhythm destroyed,
  • and they overeat.
  • - 12, 13...
  • At the moment, I'm feeling...
  • ♪ ♪
  • Bored but obviously nothing dramatic.
  • If I had to guess,
  • it would be...
  • 24 hours now since I first came in.
  • One day down, two to go.
  • - If he gets a full sleep cycle in,
  • he'll wake up not knowing where he is.
  • - Right.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Good morning.
  • I don't know if I slept for eight hours
  • or if I slept for three.
  • If you think it's bedtime, it is...
  • so long as you go to bed.
  • If you think it's breakfast time,
  • it is if you're having breakfast.
  • What am I looking forward to the most?
  • Uh...
  • seeing my family and friends.
  • It's not even that I want a meal.
  • It's actually that I just want
  • to have a meal with people.
  • I just want to talk to some people.
  • I just want some other words coming in to me
  • than the ones that come out of my own mouth.
  • - He enjoys sharing things with people,
  • and to have no one, just nothing coming back for three days,
  • might be difficult.
  • - I am the only person
  • I'm hanging out with.
  • - If you're in true isolation,
  • literally, part of your brain is generating
  • some kind of companion that you can converse with.
  • - I think having you here...
  • makes a big difference.
  • - He's entertained himself in a sense,
  • you know, talking to the camera,
  • and that's been helpful for him.
  • It's really kept him cognitively aware.
  • - I just feel like I've really lost all connection to time,
  • but I'm guessing it's, you know, 8:00 p.m....
  • maybe 9:00 p.m. on Friday.
  • A good time to get some shut-eye
  • when there's not much else to do.
  • ♪ ♪
  • [groans]
  • I think it's Saturday, about 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, the day I get out. [chuckles]
  • - So his dissociation with the actual time has doubled now.
  • - Right. He wakes up, and there's this bright light,
  • and he's thinking, "Oh, it must be morning."
  • - I've spent a lot of time being entertained
  • by my memories,
  • and I'm thinking of the people and the places
  • and the events and how I miss them
  • and how I treasure those moments.
  • There's a sort of cinema in my brain,
  • a cinema of those memories
  • that's kept me from being very bored.
  • So I think...
  • it's 8:00 p.m.
  • on Saturday.
  • So, in about a couple hours,
  • I should see that door open.
  • - He's not even close,
  • and I wonder how he's gonna respond to that.
  • [clock ticking]
  • [somber music]
  • ♪ ♪
  • - I don't think I'm getting out today.
  • A fear I have right now is that it's just Friday
  • and that there's still
  • a lot of time left.
  • There were other times during this
  • that I was definitely more Zen about everything.
  • Now I'm upset. [sighs]
  • ♪ ♪
  • I can't believe the color of the light isn't changing.
  • In the mornings, when I wake up,
  • it's so much more yellow.
  • - Without some type of stimulation,
  • the mind wants to stimulate itself anyway
  • and will begin to hallucinate
  • and begin to play all sorts of tricks.
  • - Absolutely.
  • - My thoughts are really incoherent.
  • It's hard for me even to remember what I just thought.
  • 712, 713, 714,
  • 715, 7...
  • 15, 716, 717...
  • - In a way, our brains
  • are kind of a "use it or lose it" thing.
  • He's going to have a definite decrease
  • in his cognitive ability,
  • a decrease in his overall sense of well-being.
  • [dramatic music]
  • ♪ ♪
  • - How many bottles of water have I drank?
  • Is there one more...
  • laying around here that I've lost?
  • ♪ ♪
  • 'Cause there are only six here.
  • But then down here there are...
  • Did I...
  • ♪ ♪
  • All of the dreams I've had that I remember
  • have been about this room.
  • They've been about me being in this room
  • and about...
  • ♪ ♪
  • - He wakes up, and then he's in the room,
  • and it's difficult for him to discern the difference
  • between reality and dreaming sometimes.
  • So that's a real dissociation for him.
  • - S, R, Q...
  • L, M, N, O, P...
  • - I actually feel kind of worried about him now,
  • because when he first went in there,
  • he was, like, bored like someone waiting for a bus, you know.
  • Now he looks actually depressed.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - The soap is really unique.
  • It's not a kind of soap I've ever used before,
  • and I really dislike the smell.
  • And I keep smelling it 'cause it's just sitting there.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Clearly, Michael is not happy right now.
  • He looks, like, you know, on the border of misery.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Really aggravated by how uncomfortable I am.
  • This seems like a very, very long three days.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - He was just laying there.
  • When I walked in, I thought he'd be,
  • you know, sitting on the bed.
  • You know, this was something he wanted to do, but...
  • I expected him to be bored...
  • terribly bored,
  • but I thought he'd still be talking and...
  • trying to entertain himself.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - [inhales deeply]
  • [groans]
  • - It seems like Michael woke up from some kind of dream.
  • ♪ ♪
  • He looks confused.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - [mouths words]
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Okay.
  • I'm really confused.
  • Wait. Did...
  • ♪ ♪
  • I guess not. I guess I just dreamt it.
  • - [crying softly]
  • - I am so confused.
  • [knock at door]
  • Is 72 hours over?
  • - It's 72 hours, Michael. You can come out.
  • - All right, I'm coming out.
  • ♪ ♪
  • - Wow. - Hey.
  • both: Congratulations. - Thank you very much.
  • - Oh, my gosh, it's bright in there.
  • - It's really bright in there.
  • I hadn't really noticed, but now that you mention it...
  • - Congratulations. - Hey.
  • That knock scared me.
  • - Did it startle you? - Yeah.
  • Every little noise has been startling me.
  • - Okay. You seem very with it right now.
  • - It's excited energy by coming out.
  • At first, I thought it was that I want to communicate,
  • but, actually, I need this direction, too.
  • Even if it's just nods and stuff, that's so much better.
  • - Let me just check your vitals before you see your family.
  • ♪ ♪
  • 155 over 95,
  • so that's quite a jump in your blood pressure.
  • - [grunts]
  • - Your pulse is also higher.
  • I think that's 'cause you're excited to be out.
  • I think this is a huge rush.
  • I'm interested to see now how you do with
  • some of the more cognitive tests.
  • - 3-18-09-72-72?
  • [ding] - There you go.
  • I would say you did actually a little bit better this time.
  • - Oh, wow. Okay.
  • - Although we had hypothesized you would be worse
  • at all of these tests,
  • I think the rush of adrenaline that you got
  • from finally being out and being to able to communicate
  • actually had you more focused, more aware,
  • and that's why you performed better.
  • I find it interesting that the test you did the worst on
  • is probably the most to do with the use of the verbal language
  • and you've had definitely a lack of that over the last 72 hours.
  • - It was just me with myself for three days.
  • It was only me.
  • Hey. How are you? - Hi.
  • - I'm good. - Oh, good. I missed you.
  • Let me say hi to my mom. - [laughing]
  • - Hi.
  • - Oh. Glad you survived that.
  • - In the room, I was fine being alone.
  • This is where I've been living.
  • But then near the end,
  • as I started to anticipate coming out
  • and being able to talk to people and share my experience,
  • I realized how important that was.
  • If you only have your own experiences,
  • you're not fully having them.
  • You have to have someone else to listen to them
  • and react to them,
  • and then you've fully experienced them.
  • Anyway, I've moved. I don't live there anymore.
  • [laughter]
  • ♪ ♪
  • When I was in isolation,
  • I was surprised most by two things--
  • how easy it was to be separated from distractions,
  • like entertainment and phones,
  • and how difficult it was to be separated
  • from things we humans evolved alongside--
  • the Earth and other people.
  • I was amazed by how uncomfortable,
  • confusing, and scary it was
  • to have nothing but myself.
  • You know, I used to be a really big fan of the saying,
  • "He who travels fastest travels alone."
  • I think I liked it because it made me feel better
  • about how I preferred to be independent
  • and to be left to my own devices.
  • But now I appreciate the full phrase better.
  • It may be true that he who travels fastest travels alone,
  • but he who travels furthest
  • travels with others.
  • And as always, thanks for watching.
  • ♪ ♪
  • This season on "Mind Field"...
  • ♪ ♪
  • Ready? Ready.
  • Hold the drug in your mouth until we say "swallow."
  • - There have been some audio/visual distortions.
  • - Ow!
  • - You may see some images behind your eyes.
  • - Ooh. - Ow! [bleep]!
  • You [bleep] dick!
  • Why don't you come in here and [bleep] talk to me in person?
  • - [grunting loudly]
  • - How does it feel to be known
  • as the Ken and Barbie of real life?
  • It isn't a breakfast for champions.
  • It's a breakfast for sheeple.
  • Bachelor number two is an online chatbot.
  • - What in the world?
  • ♪ ♪
  • [electricity crackles] - [grunts]
  • Beautiful.
  • Welcome to "Mind Field."
  • [electronic music]
  • ♪ ♪

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What happens when your brain is deprived of stimulation? What effect does being cut off from interaction with the outside world have on a person? What effect does it have on me, when I am locked in a windowless, soundproof isolation chamber for three days? In this episode of Mind Field, I take both an objective and a very intimate look at Isolation.

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Mind Field Michael Stevens Vsauce YouTube Red YouTube Red Original Series Jake Roper Dominic Monaghan Dianna Cowern Rosanna Pansino Ethan Klein Tim DeLaGhetto GloZell

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