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A Virtual Reprise of the Stanley Milgram Obedience Experiments

  • Mel Slater mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: melslater@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Institució Catalana de la Recerca i Estudis Avançats ‐ Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Virtual Reality Centre of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Angus Antley,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Adam Davison,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • David Swapp,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Christoph Guger,

    Affiliation: Guger Technologies OEG, Schiedlberg, Austria

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  • Chris Barker,

    Affiliation: SubDepartment of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Nancy Pistrang,

    Affiliation: SubDepartment of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Maria V. Sanchez-Vives

    Affiliation: Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernandez - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Campus de San Juan, San Juan de Alicante, Spain

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  • Published: December 20, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000039

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Purpose of Article

Posted by rkopak on 02 Jan 2008 at 23:36 GMT

extent to which participants would respond to such an extreme social situation as if it were real
http://plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0000039#article1.front1.article-meta1.abstract1.sec1.p1

Not obedience response, but reaction based on perceived authenticity of simulated event.