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Pull up a chair and dive into Middle Ground.
When do people follow directions or comply with a request, and when do they not? Which factors influence their decision? We did an experiment on the San Francisco waterfront to find out.
Go behind the scenes of Self, Made with its curators and advisors.
Working together, do you pull your weight?
There's what people see—and then there's the unseen story.
Explainers do social interaction demonstrations.
This exhibit displays physiological arousal, a key part of your emotional state.
Your dilemma: Play for yourself—or for the group?
Do you trust your partner in crime?
As a task becomes more complex, it requires more mental effort—and that takes time.
Surround yourself in color—do you feel a shade different?
Do you dare drink from a toilet?
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