Faces are more likely to seem alive when we want to feel connected

8 septiembre 2014

Feeling socially disconnected may lead us to lower our threshold for determining that another being is animate or alive, according to new research. «This increased sensitivity to animacy suggests that people are casting a wide net when looking for people they can possibly relate to — which may ultimately help them maximize opportunities to renew social connections,» explains psychological scientist and lead researcher of the study.