The uncanny valley does not interfere with level 1 visual perspective taking
Computers in Human Behavior, pp. 1671-1685, 2013.
AnthropomorphismCharacter animationCognitive empathyMirror neuron systemTheory of mind
When a computer-animated human character looks eerily realistic, viewers report a loss of empathy; they have difficulty taking the character's perspective. To explain this perspective-taking impairment, known as the uncanny valley, a novel theory is proposed: The more human or less eerie a character looks, the more it interferes with leve...More
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