I just had to copy this passage when I read it, because of the delightful use of words...
After an 'unexpected' mid-life crisis, the author notes: Thus cognitively defocussed and emotionally defused for a number of months by the subsequent bit of deep-deep immersion, I realized I would never last the course of direct experience in the netherworld of love. I also recognized from that bit of dysserindipitous soul-spielunking that I should launch studies of physical attraction, such as studies of beautiful women, the ultimate winners (and losers, it turned out) in the great love selection game.
I'm not sure what 'deep-deep immersion' actually is, but it seems apt for the idea.
From the Preface to Creative Interviewing, by Jack D Douglas, published Sage 1985 (pg 13)