an out-of-body experience
space involves a higher level of awareness, focus and concentration
From the perspective of brain chemistry and neurology, space has been described as a physiological response to a blend of chemicals that are released in response to a range of physical, emotional and mental stimulation. More specifically, a number of activities and fetish behaviors seem to trigger a sympathetic nervous system response, which causes a release of epinephrine, as well as a burst of endorphins and other chemicals into the brain and nervous system. These natural chemicals, part of the fight or flight response produce similar effects as do morphine-like drugs which are prone to increase pain tolerance and produce what have been described as ‘trance-like states’. Many report out-of-body sensations, feeling detached from reality, and as the endorphins and other chemicals leave the system, and as the parasympathetic nervous system kicks in, a deep exhaustion as well as degrees of incoherence. Many report episodes of bursting into tears or bouts of crying, but the vast majority describe the crying as a ‘release’ and not the result of pain, discomfort or emotional distress.