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2011-07-15 07:05:00

Researchers have peered into the "uncanny valley" of the human brain for the first time. The "uncanny valley" refers to an artificial agent's drop in likeability when it becomes too humanlike.  The international team of researchers said they used an MRI to determine that what may be going on is due to a perceptual mismatch between appearance and motion. The team said many viewers find the characters in the animated film "Polar Express" give them the creeps.  Most of the androids...


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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.
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