A Closer Look At CIA Torture Techniques
The long-awaited Senate report on the CIA's interrogation program details methods of torture, including waterboarding and sensory deprivation.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | December 9, 2014
The U.S. Senate intel committee has released its long-awaited report on the CIA's Bush-era interrogation program. Here's a look at how a few of the torture techniques work.
When sensory deprivation is employed, the prisoners experience total silence and total darkness. Extreme isolation can cause hallucinations. (Video via BBC)
In the 1950s, a study from McGill University subjected volunteers to "near-total sensory deprivation." One participant saw "nothing but dogs." Another, a "green horse." One heard a "music box playing" and one heard a "choir singing in full stereophonic sound."