A reappraisal of the uncanny valley: categorical perception or frequency-based sensitization?

@inproceedings{Burleigh2014ARO,
  title={A reappraisal of the uncanny valley: categorical perception or frequency-based sensitization?},
  author={Tyler J. Burleigh and Jordan R. Schoenherr},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2014}
}
The uncanny valley (UCV) hypothesis describes a non-linear relationship between perceived human-likeness and affective response. The "uncanny valley" refers to an intermediate level of human-likeness that is associated with strong negative affect. Recent studies have suggested that the uncanny valley might result from the categorical perception of human-like stimuli during identification. When presented with stimuli sharing human-like traits, participants attempt to segment the continuum in… CONTINUE READING
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