Flow of Consciousness in Restricted Environmental Stimulation

  title={Flow of Consciousness in Restricted Environmental Stimulation},
  author={Peter Suedfeld and Elizabeth Jean Ballard and Gloria Baker-Brown and Roderick A. Borrie},
  journal={Imagination, Cognition and Personality},
  pages={219 - 230}
Fifteen subjects each spent twenty-four hours lying on a bed in a completely dark, sound-reduced chamber. Measures of imagery, thought content, and affective reactions were administered before, during, and after the session. Self-ratings indicated that subjects were relaxed but alert in the chamber. No dramatic changes in ideation occurred. Accuracy of recall for a word list improved after the session. Most of the thoughts reported in the chamber were concerned with real events occurring in the… Expand

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