Sensory Deprivation and Stimulation

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  • Sensory deprivation — or perceptual isolation[1] is the deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses. Simple devices such as blindfolds or hoods and earmuffs can cut off sight and hearing respectively, while more complex devices can also… …   Wikipedia

  • sensory deprivation experiments and hallucinations —    Sensory deprivation experiments are also known as isolation experiments. Both terms are used to denote an experimental study in which a test person is subjected to a drastically reduced and depatterned sensory input. Biomedical case reports of …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • sensory deprivation — the state in which there is a major reduction in incoming sensory information. Prolonged sensory deprivation is damaging as the body depends for health and normal function on constant stimulation. The main input sensory channels are the eyes,… …   Medical dictionary

  • sensory deprivation — the state in which there is a major reduction in incoming sensory information. Prolonged sensory deprivation is damaging as the body depends for health and normal function on constant stimulation. The main input sensory channels are the eyes,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Sensory substitution — means to transform the characteristics of one sensory modality into stimuli of another sensory modality. It is hoped that sensory substitution systems can help handicapped people by restoring their ability to perceive a certain defective sensory… …   Wikipedia

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