January 26, 2005: From the Archives

Tom Wonnacott *63

Graduate student Tom Wonnacott *63 is shown blindfolded while being led to a dark and silent room during a four-day sensory-deprivation experiment conducted by Princeton psychologists about 1959. Wonnacott, who was paid $20 per day to do the experiment, said, “When it was over and I stepped outside for the first time in 96 hours, I had never seen the world so beautiful — the sky so blue and the trees such a lush green.” Pictured with Wonnacott is an assistant on the project. end of article