ARVID GUTERSTAM ANSWERS
It’s probable that individuals who gain the power of invisibility will tend to act more immoral, because they wouldn’t have to fear getting caught. However, I find it unlikely that they would suddenly actually believe that stealing, for instance, is right, just because they’re invisible.
In one of our follow-up studies, we are planning to test this issue by exposing the participants to a number of moral dilemmas under the illusion that they are invisible, and compare their responses to a context in which they perceive having a normal physical body. As such, we can empirically test whether invisibility influences our moral nature.
Arvid Guterstam is a doctoral student in the department of neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.