Electroencephalographic Changes after Prolonged Sensory and Perceptual Deprivation

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Science  22 Mar 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3560, pp. 1209-1210
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3560.1209


Seven days' exposure to unpatterned light and white noise produced a significantly greater decrease in occipital lobe frequencies than did the same period of darkness and silence. This differential effect may be related to the greater behavioral impairments which seem to occur after prolonged exposure to diffuse light and noise.