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Studies On The Effects Of Perceptual Alteration

Report Number: ASD TR 61-416
Author: Goldberger, Leo
Author: Holt, Robert R.
Corporate Author: Research Center For Mental Health New York Univ N Y
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Pages: 25
Contract: AF 33(616)-6103
Project: 7222
Task: 71745
AD Number: AD0268782

This is a report of three separate studies which explored facets of sensory alteration (sensory deprivation). One study focussed on the role of a diffuse, homogeneous visual field (Ganzfeld) in promoting visual images; the second compared performance on a cognitive test battery immediately following eight hours of perceptual isolation with performances under a drug (100 gamma of LSD-25) and a placebo condition; the third study dealth with the effects upon cognitive functioning of an eight-hour isolation experience, during which constant auditory vigilance was required of the subject.

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