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ganzfeld Line breaks: ganz|feld
Pronunciation: /ˈɡanzfɛld/

Definition of ganzfeld in English:


[often as modifier]
A technique of controlled sensory input used with the aim of improving results in tests of telepathy and other paranormal phenomena: ganzfeld tests
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  • 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.


1980s: from German, literally 'whole field'.

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