Floating and Your Brain Part III: Delving into the three brain theory

The human brain is more complex than any machine. Few people have truly unlocked its full capabilities or mastered everything the human brain can learn or do. Does floating offer a glimpse into the raw potential of that brain power?

Floating unlocks the door giving a person full access to their brains. There is no reason to not believe the isolation experience cannot be the means of radical change. It accesses all three layers of the brain and gets them working in harmony.


One popular theory in modern psychology holds that the human brain is actually divided into three layers. Each layer corresponds with a stage in our evolution as a species.

  • The first layer – also known as the reptile brain – controls self-preservation instincts, reproduction and life sustaining productions.
  • The second layer is the visceral or limbic brain. It generates and controls all of a person’s emotions.
  • The third layer is the neocortex or gray matter. It controls memory, intellect, language and consciousness.

All three brain layers are different in function and action. Communication between layers is not always harmonious. This means the three brains can be at odds with one another and it can manifest in clashes between conscious logic and unconscious emotion.

Floating promotes harmony between these three brain levels because it opens communication pathways. The three brains are allowed to unite. In these moments, our bodies and minds are charged with new energy and we can see things more clearly than ever before. New solutions to problems arise and new ways of thinking materialize.

Floating, it seems, can unlock the parts of the human brain that are closed off at other times.

Posted on May 14, 2013 and filed under Floating Benefits.