The isolator (1925): Anti-distraction Helmet

Hugo Gernsback

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Inspired by Hugo Gernsback's the isolator (1925)   Anti-distraction Helmet,  A bizarre helmet invented in 1925, used to help increase focus and concentration.  An early solution for attention-deficit disorder. Outside noises being eliminated, the worker can concentrate with ease upon the subject at hand.

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2018 | Experiential Research |  Conceptual Performance |

 @Pokhara, Nepal

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Sensory isolation (olfactory deprivation) experiment in Nepal

Living creatures cannot but sense every second. Our consciousness is, after all, based on the action of sensory activity, which is called "the embodiment of sensory experiences processed by the brain.” Sensory information received through the sensory organs is transmitted to neural circuits to see and hear the world, to smells and tastes, and to create numerous thoughts and emotions. The brain captures the traces of what we see, hear, feel, and how we have lived.