The Psychotomimetic Effects of Short-Term Sensory Deprivation

  title={The Psychotomimetic Effects of Short-Term Sensory Deprivation},
  author={Oliver J Mason and Francesca Brady},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  • O. Mason, F. Brady
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
People experiencing sensory deprivation often report perceptual disturbances such as hallucinations, especially over extended periods of time. However, there is little evidence concerning short-term sensory deprivation and whether its effects differ depending on the individual concerned, and in particular their proneness to psychosis. This study explored whether perceptual disturbances could be elicited by a brief period of complete isolation from sound and vision in both highly hallucination… 

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