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Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

M.D. Rutherford and Valerie A. Kuhlmeier (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

As adults, we can quickly interpret minimal visual information as a cue that something is animate, as when we briefly catch sight of a mouse darting from hiding place to hiding place. With a mere ... More


Introduction: The Interdisciplinary Study of Social Perception

M.D. Rutherford and Valerie A. Kuhlmeier

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The focus of this book is on the detection and interpretation of intentional social entities. While Fritz Heider is often considered one of the major influences on social psychology his emphasis on ... More


Evidence for Specialized Perception of Animate Motion

M. D. Rutherford

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Adults are able to easily extract motion information from even very simple stimuli in order to perceive animate motion and infer agency. This ability develops early in infancy, is a human universal, ... More


Perceiving Intention in Animacy Displays Created from Human Motion

Phil McAleer and Scott A. Love

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Typically, the actions of agents in classical animacy displays are synthetically created, thus forming artificial displays of biological movement. Therefore, the link between the motion in animacy ... More


Design for Learning: The Case of Chasing

Willem E. Frankenhuis and H. Clark Barrett

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Often, mental development is viewed as resulting either from domain-general learning mechanisms or from highly specialized modules containing substantial innate knowledge. However, an evolutionary ... More


Perceiving Animacy and Intentionality: Visual Processing or Higher-Level Judgment?

Brian J. Scholl and Tao Gao

in Social Perception: Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019279
eISBN:
9780262315029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019279.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

We can identify social agents in our environment not only on the basis of how they look, but also on the basis of how they move—and even simple geometric shapes can give rise to rich percepts of ... More


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