Definition of ganzfeld in English:
A technique of controlled sensory input used in parapsychology with the aim of improving results in tests of telepathy and other paranormal phenomena.
- As mentioned above, there were problems with the original ganzfeld experiments involving sensory leakage and randomization procedures.
- The ganzfeld technique, which has provided some of the best evidence for ESP, is believed to induce a hypnagogiclike state.
- For example, the initial ganzfeld studies obtained significant results with pictures as targets.
Late 20th century: from German, literally 'whole field'.
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