From: Live Science

Uncanny Valley Not So Uncanny for Lonely People

Live Science:

Loneliness breeds wishful thinking, according to a new study that finds that eerily unrealistic faces seem more realistic to people when they feel isolated and alone.

People who are lonely see the”uncanny valley effect” — when a face looks almost, but not quite, lifelike — as more appealing than social butterflies do, according to the new research, detailed Sept. 5 in the journal Psychological Science.

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