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Dr. Peter M. Milner

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Hebb

Background Information

Employment History

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates , Inc.

Affiliations

Professor Emeritus
McGill University

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Peter Milner, then ...

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Peter Milner, then Hebb's graduate student and now a professor emeritus at McGill, was working on another project at the time but remembers seeing the sensory-deprivation rooms and watching subjects in frosted-white goggles being led to the bathroom.His mentor had offered male graduate students $20 a day-excellent pay for the '50s-to stay in small chambers with little more than a bed. In addition to the goggles, they wore gloves and cardboard tubes over the arms to limit their sense of touch.A U-shaped pillow and the hum of an air conditioner masked outside noises."According to his theory, the brain would deteriorate if it didn't have a continuous stream of sensory input," Milner says.

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Milner calls this "torture," because unlike Hebb's volunteer subjects, Cameron's were under his control.
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"They were sick people," Milner says."They came to him because they had a mental illness and his job was to cure them ...
"Hebb thought it was not only stupid, but rather wicked," Milner adds, "and he was right."
Although the CIA and other agencies may have appropriated Hebb's results-some of which the Canadian government forbid him from publishing-for their own purposes, the professor and his collaborators hadn't set out to perfect an interrogation or torture technique.
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Based on the description of Solitary I provided, Milner agrees with that distinction."People are torturing themselves when they're running a race, a marathon or something like that," he says.


Peter Milner, then ...

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Peter Milner, then Hebb's graduate student and now a professor emeritus at McGill, was working on another project at the time but remembers seeing the sensory-deprivation rooms and watching subjects in frosted-white goggles being led to the bathroom.His mentor had offered male graduate students $20 a day-excellent pay for the '50s-to stay in small chambers with little more than a bed. In addition to the goggles, they wore gloves and cardboard tubes over the arms to limit their sense of touch.A U-shaped pillow and the hum of an air conditioner masked outside noises."According to his theory, the brain would deteriorate if it didn't have a continuous stream of sensory input," Milner says.

...
Milner calls this "torture," because unlike Hebb's volunteer subjects, Cameron's were under his control.
...
"They were sick people," Milner says."They came to him because they had a mental illness and his job was to cure them ...
"Hebb thought it was not only stupid, but rather wicked," Milner adds, "and he was right."
Although the CIA and other agencies may have appropriated Hebb's results-some of which the Canadian government forbade him from publishing-for their own purposes, the professor and his collaborators hadn't set out to perfect an interrogation or torture technique.
...
Based on the description of Solitary I provided, Milner agrees with that distinction."People are torturing themselves when they're running a race, a marathon or something like that," he says.


Department of Psychology | McGill University | Montreal Quebec Canada

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Peter Milner Professor Emeritus


Department of Psychology | McGill University | Montreal Quebec Canada

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Peter Milner Professor Emeritus


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Peter Milner Professor Emeritus

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