The Science of Staring

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A single person had a modest influence, enticing 42 percent to glance up and about 4 percent to stop and look. But a crowd of 15 had an incredible pull: 82 percent of passing pedestrians copied the glance, and a full 40 percent stopped to look. Milgrim concluded that the number of people who will “react to, and join in” a staring crowd is strongly related to the size of the crowd.

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