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How Extreme Isolation Warps The Mind


5/19/2014 6:52:06 AM

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When people are isolated from human contact, their mind can do some truly bizarre things, says Michael Bond. Why does this happen? Sarah Shourd’s mind began to slip after about two months into her incarceration. She heard phantom footsteps and flashing lights, and spent most of her day crouched on all fours, listening through a gap in the door.

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