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DEPRIVATION, ecclesiastical Punishment. A censure by which a clergyman is deprived of his parsonage, vicarage, or other ecclesiastical promotion or dignity. Vide Ayliffe's Parerg. 206; 1 Bl. Com. 393.

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However, sensory deprivation is a sensory restraint related to speech, sight, and feelings and a reduction in the quality and quantity of sensory input such as loneliness, isolation, and restriction of movement.
These results underline the pivotal role of these receptors in cross-modal plasticity and demonstrate that a sensory deprivation can restore NMDA receptor function of spared primary sensory cortices in adults.
Thixtun ushered me to the spa's new, state-of-the-art sensory deprivation tank.
Keywords: Amblyopia, Anisometropic, Strabismic, Sensory deprivation, Meridional.
The term "sensory deprivation" has a certain connotation, so the preferred acronym is R.E.S.T.
When "visions" are the result of drugs, sensory deprivation or communal hysteria, scientists rightly point out the known and observable factors that are within their purview.
One longstanding opponent of long-term segregation, who also frequently appeared as an expert in suits against control unit prisons, referred to sensory deprivation as "toxic" to brain functioning and a cause of stupor and delirium in segregated prisoners.
"Housing of prisoners in conditions that maximize social isolation and sensory deprivation ...
The new results suggest that sensory deprivation could be a viable way to train adults with hearing loss to better process sounds coming from cochlear implants, the researchers said.
His lawyers argued that Ghaith answered questions in a state of disorientation, fear, isolation, fatigue and sensory deprivation and claimed his constitutional rights were violated.
Floatation tanks, also called isolation tanks, were first developed in the 1950s to study effects of sensory deprivation. More recently, alternative health advocates and practitioners have turned to the devices as mediums for meditation and relaxation.
They are taunted, ridiculed, manipulated, sleep deprived, starved and subjected to sensory deprivation. They are like flies trapped in a spider's web under constant surveillance.