Causes and consequences of mind perception

@article{Waytz2010CausesAC,
  title={Causes and consequences of mind perception},
  author={A. Waytz and Kurt Gray and N. Epley and D. Wegner},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={383-388}
}
Perceiving others' minds is a crucial component of social life. People do not, however, always ascribe minds to other people, and sometimes ascribe minds to non-people (e.g. God, gadgets). This article reviews when mind perception occurs, when it does not, and why mind perception is important. Causes of mind perception stem both from the perceiver and perceived, and include the need for social connection (perceiver) and a similarity to oneself (perceived). Mind perception also has profound… Expand
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