Reports

Hallucinations in Sensory Deprivation—Method or Madness?

Science  21 Sep 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3534, pp. 992-993
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3534.992

Abstract

Ten-minute observations of visual fields in binocularly patched subjects, and self-observation for dreams yielded visual imagery similar to sensory deprivation hallucinations. The latter probably arise from fragments of normal imagery whose origins are unrecognized because of reduced awareness.

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