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The ability to appropriately perceive that another entity is an agent (i.e., has a face, interacts contingently, and exhibits biological motion).

Definition contributed by Anonymous

Asserted relationships to other concepts

animacy perception
is a kind of

  • theory of mind
  • animacy perception
    is a part of

  • animacy decision
  • are a kind of
    animacy perception

    No associations
    are a part of
    animacy perception

    No associations

    Tasks that are asserted to measure animacy perception

    Task Contrast Measure

    social cognition (theory of mind) fMRI task paradigm
    • Mental Interaction minus Random Interaction


    The detection of contingency and animacy from simple animations in the human brain.
    Blakemore SJ, Boyer P, Pachot-Clouard M, Meltzoff A, Segebarth C, Decety J
    (Cereb Cortex)
    2003 Aug