What is the crazy experience in a cave in France?
After 40 days With no idea of time, Seven women and eight men Between 27 and 50 they left a cave in the Pyrenees in southwest France, where they voluntarily confined themselves on Saturday.
Without a watch, phone or natural light, the 14 volunteers led by the French-Swiss explorer Christian Clot, They had to get used to it Cave humidity is 12 ° and 95% from Lombreves On AreejIt generates its own electricity through a pedal system and extracts water from a depth of 45 meters.
According to the explorer, Fundador del Human Adaptation Institute, This experiment ‘Deep time’ It aims to study our abilities to adapt to losing points Space-time reference, An issue that was raised above all with the health crisis of Corona Virus Covid-19.
France cave experience due to the epidemic?
Leaders This experience is in a cave in FranceThey were looking for the worst case scenario, if it was Mankind was confined to living underground And how a person should live with these conditions in addition to studying Your Adjustment Process.
On departure, 15 participants participated in Operation ‘Deep Time’ They met with their families, before a press conference and exchanged with them about their experience with journalists.
The tenants of this cave are in France Who spent 40 days without contact with the outside worldThey are gone The sun struck her The moment he left what was his home For about 6 weeks, With slightly pale faces but in distinctly good physical condition.
What does the scientific community say about this cave experiment in France?
In spite of Participation of the researcher, The initiative By skepticism Other scholars assert that there is no Enough “strict” framework in Experience with people in this cave in France.
However, Etienne Koechlin, director Cognitive Neurosciences at Escuela Normal Superior (ENS), Who is involved in Deep Time investigation, It defends its “innovative” character.
“The data on the participants’ brain and cognitive abilities collected before entering the cave will be compared with those collected upon exit, to study the changes in the nervous system associated with this exceptional environment.”“.
Etienne Koechlin, Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Escuela Normal Superior (ENS)
Like other researchers, Pierre-Marie Lido, Director of the Genetics, Synaptic and Cognition Laboratory At the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and in the “Perception and Memory” unit at the Pasteur Institute, they point out that there is no “control group”, which prevents scientific validation of the results.
The fact is that in the late days when more information is known about the results of investigations after these persons were incarcerated in Cave of France for 40 days.