Tel Aviv University

Pushing my buttons: A 'shocking' study and patient-directed care

Pushing my buttons: A 'shocking' study and patient-directed care

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Here's the scenario: You're going to receive an electric shock. It's part of a study, and you're willing to undergo the highly unpleasant shock for the sake of science. Before you get started, the researcher in charge gives you the option of pressing a button, to end the shock 10 seconds earlier than it would otherwise last. Do you press the button?