Experiences with primary process thinking
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- Turner, W.J. Psych Quar (1963) 37: 476. doi:10.1007/BF01617746
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Personal experiences with primary process thinking are described under conditions of intoxication with the South American hallucinogenic decoctionyaje, under LSD, and under reverie. The essential psychological equivalence of these conditions is contrasted with that of the schizophrenic. The former are considered to be examples of the oneiric state, also seen in conditions of sensory deprivation and prolonged sleeplessness. Suggestions regarding a neurophysiological basis of the oneiric state and the schizophrenic state are offered.