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12 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 06 January 2009 10:23PM

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Comment author: billswift 07 January 2009 06:16:40PM 0 points [-]

Has anyone run an experiment with someone having their pleasure center stimulated regularly for a substantial time and asked what they experienced? I was wondering, because of the tests where someone's arm was stimulated to move and they reported that they did it on purpose, and all of the other results where someone did something because they were manipulated into it and then reported why they chose to do it. Has anyone run the test to see if a "wirehead" would feel and report "complex happy mind states"?