CASPAR HAUSER EXPERIMENT

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n. any experimental procedure in which an animal is held captive, deprived of its natural surroundings, and exposed to very limited sensory stimuli from birth onward. Named after the 19th-century German boy, Kaspar (Caspar) Hauser, who was allegedly kept for years in a dungeon.

CASPAR HAUSER EXPERIMENT: "The Caspar Hauser Experiment is based on the incredible tale of a human kept in solitary confinement by a stranger for years."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CASPAR HAUSER EXPERIMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/caspar-hauser-experiment/ (accessed December 4, 2021).

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