Definition of ganzfeld in English:

ganzfeld

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Pronunciation: /ˈganzfɛld
 
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noun

[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
    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

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

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