Definition of ganzfeld in English:

ganzfeld

Syllabification: ganz·feld
Pronunciation: /ˈɡänzˌfeld, ˈɡans-
 
/
(also Ganzfeld)

noun

A technique of controlled sensory input used in parapsychology with the aim of improving results in tests of telepathy and other paranormal phenomena.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 20th century: from German, literally 'whole field'.

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