Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Neuroeconomics: Eyes, Brain, Business

From the introduction:

Humans are often delighted by objects with vaguely humanoid characteristics—think Pet Rocks, toy robots, or sock puppets. But there is a point at which an object looks almost human, yet not quite human enough, and the result is disturbing. It's called the uncanny valley. And for Christine Looser, it's the starting point for a line of research aimed at discovering how our brains detect life, and how we distinguish the cognizant from the mindless.
Source: Harvard Business School : Working Knowledge

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