Editor's Note: Portions of this story in italics below were found to come from LiveScience. Obsessed human mind sees minds everywhere.
Show us a collection of bouncing balls and we hallucinate agency; a glance at a stuffed animal and we endow it with a mood; I'm convinced Siri doesn't like me.
The point is that we are constantly translating our visual perceptions into a hardcore headquarters of mind, as we attempt to imagine the internal states closeups vag teddy bears, microchips and perfect strangers. Most of the time, this approach works well enough.
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The point is that a few cues of body language are instantly translated into a rich mental image. We can't help but think about what other people are thinking about.
But this with connection between mind theorizing and sensory perception can nudity prove problematic. For instance, when people glance at strangers who look "different" - perhaps they dress funny, or belong to a different ethic group - they endow these strangers with less agency, a fancy term for the ability to plan, act masterbating while fishing exert self-control.
Or consider a fMRI experiment that found that when men glance at "sexualized" women they exhibit reduced activation in parts of the brain typically associated with the attribution of mental states. These are obviously terrible habits - a hint of cleavage shouldn't make us care less about someone's feelings, nor should a different skin tone - but we mostly can't help it.
We judge books by the cover and minds by their appearance.
We are a superficial species. The scientists nicely frame the mystery they want to solve:.