Revisiting Milgram’s Cyranoid Method: Experimenting With Hybrid Human Agents

  title={Revisiting Milgram’s Cyranoid Method: Experimenting With Hybrid Human Agents},
  author={Kevin Corti and Alex Gillespie},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={30 - 56}
In two studies based on Stanley Milgram’s original pilots, we present the first systematic examination of cyranoids as social psychological research tools. A cyranoid is created by cooperatively joining in real-time the body of one person with speech generated by another via covert speech shadowing. The resulting hybrid persona can subsequently interact with third parties face-to-face. We show that naïve interlocutors perceive a cyranoid to be a unified, autonomously communicating person… 
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