A Bayesian explanation of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ effect and related psychological phenomena

  title={A Bayesian explanation of the ‘Uncanny Valley’ effect and related psychological phenomena},
  author={Roger K. Moore},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
There are a number of psychological phenomena in which dramatic emotional responses are evoked by seemingly innocuous perceptual stimuli. A well known example is the 'uncanny valley' effect whereby a near human-looking artifact can trigger feelings of eeriness and repulsion. Although such phenomena are reasonably well documented, there is no quantitative explanation for the findings and no mathematical model that is capable of predicting such behavior. Here I show (using a Bayesian model of… CONTINUE READING
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