Cutaneous Sensitivt after Prolonged Visual Depnrvation

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Science  26 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3626, pp. 1591-1593
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3626.1591


Subjects who were placed in darkness for a week but who were otherwise exposed to a normal and varied sensory environment showed an increase in tactual acuity and in sensitivity to heat and pain. This cutaneous supersensitivity was still present several days after the termination of visual deprivation.