"Cyranoids": Stanley Milgram's Creepiest Experiment

Imagine that someone else was controlling your actions. You would still look like you, and sound like you, but you wouldn’t be the one deciding what you did and what you said. Now consider: would anyone notice the difference?

In this nightmarish scenario, you would be a “cyranoid” – in the terminology introduced by psychologist Stanley Milgram when he suggested that cyranoids – or at least, an approximation of them – could be a powerful research tool in psychology.

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