Dimensions of Mind Perception

  title={Dimensions of Mind Perception},
  author={Heather M. Gray and Kurt Gray and Daniel M. Wegner},
  pages={619 - 619}
Participants compared the mental capacities of various human and nonhuman characters via online surveys. Factor analysis revealed two dimensions of mind perception, Experience (for example, capacity for hunger) and Agency (for example, capacity for self-control). The dimensions predicted different moral judgments but were both related to valuing of mind. 
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