Does the uncanny valley exist? An empirical test of the relationship between eeriness and the human likeness of digitally created faces

@article{Burleigh2013DoesTU,
  title={Does the uncanny valley exist? An empirical test of the relationship between eeriness and the human likeness of digitally created faces},
  author={Tyler J. Burleigh and Jordan R. Schoenherr and Guy L. Lacroix},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={759-771}
}
The uncanny valley theory (UVT) (Mori, 1970) proposes that when stimuli are defined by a near-perfect resemblance to humans they cause people to experience greater negative affect relative to when they have perfect human likeness (HL) or little to no HL. Empirical research to support this non-linear relationship between negative affect and HL has been inconclusive, however, and a satisfactory causal explanation has not yet emerged to explain existing findings. In two studies, we examined the… CONTINUE READING
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