In Homeland: Blind Spot, after Afzal Hamid (I think) is interrogated by Saul Berenson and left alone in the room to reveal details of the Terrorist organization, why is there silence and death metal music time sliced in the interrogation room?
Does this happen in real interrogation situations too?

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    Yes, it happens; your government does that. – Martin Schröder Sep 16 '12 at 15:08

Because after an hour of being forced to listen to death metal you'll confess to anything.

They were practicing sleep deprivation, where just as he's about to nod off they jolt him awake again.

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    I'd have used Barry Manilow, myself. And I'd have tortured him at the Copa.. Copacabana.... pain and confession are always in session at the Copaaaaaaa.... Don't tell them anything... – David Stratton Feb 8 '12 at 13:12
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    Modern renditions of this torture use Friday as their song of choice. – Tablemaker Feb 8 '12 at 13:39
  • Does this really work? – Lelouch Lamperouge Feb 11 '12 at 17:49
  • I don't know, I've never tried it. – Evan Feb 11 '12 at 23:49
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It's a form of "not really torture" called Advanced Interrogation Techniques. The band they used are called Gridlink, by the way.

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protected by Tablemaker May 4 '13 at 14:18

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