Sensory Deprivation: Its Effects on Human Learning

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Science  23 Nov 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3543, pp. 899-900
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3543.899


The rote learning ability of human subjects under conditions of sensory deprivation for 48 hours was compared with results for a control group. The performance of the two groups was essentially the same. No significant facilitation or decrement in performance was noted, and in no instance were hallucinations, delusions, or other unusual phenomena reported.