Monsters Are People Too

Monsters Are People Too

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Humans are hard-wired to process monsters, humanoids and other such fictional creatures as we do other humans, a new study has found. The research demonstrates that we look for social, behaviorally relevant information in the eyes of others, even if those individuals are not like any actual species.

The research is important for understanding what brain regions are handling the processing, with implications for training kids with social deficits, as well as theoretical and computational implications, since many scientific models often assume that the head, rather than the eyes, are being targeted.

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