Reducing consistency in human realism increases the uncanny valley effect; increasing category uncertainty does not

@article{MacDorman2016ReducingCI,
  title={Reducing consistency in human realism increases the uncanny valley effect; increasing category uncertainty does not},
  author={K. MacDorman and Debaleena Chattopadhyay},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2016},
  volume={146},
  pages={190-205}
}
Human replicas may elicit unintended cold, eerie feelings in viewers, an effect known as the uncanny valley. Masahiro Mori, who proposed the effect in 1970, attributed it to inconsistencies in the replica's realism with some of its features perceived as human and others as nonhuman. This study aims to determine whether reducing realism consistency in visual features increases the uncanny valley effect. In three rounds of experiments, 548 participants categorized and rated humans, animals, and… Expand
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