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Sensory Deprivation

A Symposium Held at Harvard Medical School

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674864818

Publication Date: 01/01/1961

262 pages



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This is the first book on a subject with major theoretical consequences which, though not a decade old, has found important applications in clinical medicine, public health, industry, the elucidation of the phenomenon of “brainwashing,” and the psychological problems of space flight. These papers were given in June 1958 at a symposium of research in progress from many different disciplines. Since research reports have not been readily available, this volume will be a major contribution as a source book. The work in this area highlights the need for a new model in dealing with the human central nervous system.

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