Prolonged Immobilization of the Body: Changes in Performance and in the Electroencephalogram

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Science  19 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3564, pp. 306-308
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3564.306


Subjects who were immobilized for a week but otherwise were exposed to a normal and varied sensory environment showed intellectual and perceptual deficits similar in many respects to those occurring after prolonged visual and auditory deprivation. A significant change in the electroencephalogram was also observed.