16 October 2009

BLOGTOBER 2009: Uncanny Valley, Even Monkeys Hate It...

Science Daily has a write up on some Princeton researchers who get a thrill out of freaking out Macaques.

That researchers enjoy freaking out monkeys shouldn't come as a surprise, freaking out primates is as fun as a barrel full of monkeys on acid laced viagra, but what's interesting about this particular monkey freaking out, is that they find evidence that the well documented human aversion to almost human like objects and images can be found in at least one of our primate cousins (and by well documented, I of course mean anecdotal and purely hypothetical, yet of such obvious trueness that even without experimental data to back up claims the ring of truth resounds on this particular hypothesis).

(via Freakonomics)

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