Psychological torture
Psychological torture is a type of torture that relies primarily on psychological effects, and only secondarily on any physical harm inflicted. Although not all psychological torture involves the use ...
Developing Brain Regions In Children Hardest Hit By Sleep Deprivation
The reduced amount of sleep leads to an increased need for deep sleep in maturing areas of the brain. This affects posterior regions of the brain, which are involved in vision, spatial perception and...
Scientists Find Gene Responsible For Sleep Deprivation And Metabolic Disorders
Acute sleep loss in humans is associated with increased appetite and insulin insensitivity, while chronically sleep-deprived individuals are more likely to develop obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 ...
Study finds sleep deprivation can give you the ‘marijuana munchies’
A researcher described the effect as enhancing "the guilty pleasures" of sweet, salty, high-fat and other potentially bad-for-you foods.
Staring at computers at night is frying your brain. Here's one easy fix...
Hardware solutions include adhesive screen protectors that filter blue light and even orange goggles, if you want to look extra cool after the sun goes down. But by far the easiest step is just to in...
One Night Of Poor Sleep Could Equal Six Months On A High-Fat Diet, Study Shows
New research finds that one night of sleep deprivation and six months on a high-fat diet could both impair insulin sensitivity to a similar degree, demonstrating the importance of a good night’s sleep...
Study Finds Jet Lag-Like Sleep Disruptions Spur Alzheimer’s Memory, Learning Loss
Chemical changes in brain cells caused by disturbances in the body’s day-night cycle may be a key underlying cause of the learning and memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a U...
Less Sleep Leads To More Sickness, Study Says
Lack of sleep can have a bigger effect on your health than just making you feel groggy during the morning commute. People are 4.2 times more likely to catch the common cold if they sleep less than six...
Sleep Loss May Cause Brain Damage and Accelerate Onset of Alzheimer’s, Two New Studies Show
Could poor sleeping habits cause brain damage and even accelerate onset of Alzheimer's disease? According to recent research, the answer is yes on both accounts. According to neuroscientist Dr. Sigrid...
How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body
Getting too little sleep can have serious health consequences, including depression, weight gain, and heart disease. It is torture. I know. I awoke in a bed for the first time in days. My joints ache...
Senate report on CIA program details brutality, dishonesty - The Washington Post
An exhaustive five-year Senate investigation of the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects renders a strikingly bleak verdict on a program launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, a...
CIA Paid Torture Teachers More Than $80 Million - NBC News
e CIA contractors who helped develop and operate the "enhanced interrogation techniques" that the agency used on terror suspects, including waterboarding, were paid more than $80 million, according to...
A sleepless night damages your brain as much as a head injury!
A good night's sleep may be critical for maintaining brain health, says a new study. 'One night of sleep deprivation increases morning blood concentrations of two molecules - a neuronal enzyme (NSE) a...
Enhanced interrogation techniques
Enhanced interrogation techniques is a euphemism for methods used in the U.S. government's program of systematic torture of detainees by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence...
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Five techniques
The five techniques are illegal interrogation methods (originally acknowledged as torture) developed by the British security forces during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. They have been defined as p...
Chinese water torture
Chinese water torture is a process in which water is slowly dripped onto a person's forehead, allegedly driving the restrained victim insane. This form of torture was first described under a differen...
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Hooding
Hooding is the placing of a hood over the entire head of a prisoner. One legal scholar considers the hooding of prisoners to be a violation of international law, specifically the Third and Fourth Gene...
Mock execution
A mock execution is a stratagem in which a victim is deliberately but falsely made to feel that his execution or that of another person is imminent or is taking place. It may be staged for an audience...
Sensory deprivation
Sensory deprivation (Sendep) or perceptual isolation is the deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses. Simple devices such as blindfolds or hoods and earmuffs can cut o...
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Sleep deprivation
Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or ...
Developing Brain Regions In Children Hardest Hit By Sleep Deprivation
The reduced amount of sleep leads to an increased need for deep sleep in maturing areas of the brain. This affects posterior regions of the brain, which are involved in vision, spatial perception and...
Dunking
Dunking is a form of corporal punishment used in the medieval and Early Modern period.
Ordeal by water was associated with the witch hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries: an accused who sank was c...
Rat torture
Rats may be used to torture a victim by encouraging them to attack and eat him alive.The "Rats Dungeon" or "Dungeon of the Rats" was a feature of the Tower of London alleged by Roman Catholic writers ...
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Premature burial
Premature burial, also known as live burial, burial alive, or vivisepulture, means to be buried while still alive. Animals or humans may be buried alive accidentally or intentionally. The victim may a...
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Iron chair
The Iron Chair is a torture device that has several different variations depending on its origin and use throughout history. It also has many names - the Chinese torture chair, the torture chair, and...
Senate report on CIA program details brutality, dishonesty - The Washington Post
An exhaustive five-year Senate investigation of the CIA’s secret interrogations of terrorism suspects renders a strikingly bleak verdict on a program launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, a...
Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture
The Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program is a report compiled by the bipartisan United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) about t...
White torture
White torture is a type of psychological torture that includes extreme sensory deprivation and isolation. Carrying out this type of torture makes the detainee lose personal identity through long perio...
Ganzfeld effect
The ganzfeld effect (from German for “complete field”) or perceptual deprivation, is a phenomenon of perception caused by exposure to an unstructured, uniform stimulation field. The effect is the res...
José Padilla (prisoner)
José Padilla (born October 18, 1970), also known as Abdullah al-Muhajir (/ɑːbˈdʌlə ælmuːˈhɑːdʒɪər/ ahb-DUL-ə-al-moo-HAH-jeer) or Muhajir Abdullah, is a United States citizen from Brooklyn, New York, w...
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Brazen bull
The brazen bull, bronze bull, or Sicilian bull, was a torture and execution device designed in ancient Greece. According to Diodorus Siculus, recounting the story in Bibliotheca historica, Perillos of...
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