Investigating the Uncanny Valley Phenomenon Through the Temporal Dynamics of Neural Responses to Virtual Characters

Chiara Gorlini, Laurits Dixen, Paolo Burelli

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Abstract

The Uncanny Valley phenomenon refers to the feeling of unease that arises when interacting with characters that appear almost, but not quite, human-like. First theorised by Masahiro Mori in 1970, it has since been widely observed in different contexts from humanoid robots to video games, in which it can result in players feeling uncomfortable or disconnected from the game, leading to a lack of immersion and potentially reducing the overall enjoyment. The phenomenon has been observed and described mostly through behavioural studies based on self-reported scales of uncanny feeling: however, there is still no consensus on its cognitive and perceptual origins, which limits our understanding of its impact on player experience. In this paper, we present a study aimed at identifying the mechanisms that trigger the uncanny response by collecting and analysing both self-reported feedback and EEG data.
Index Terms—Uncanny Valley, Virtual Characters, Video Games, EEG, ERP, Survey, Perception, Cognition
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Game
ForlagIEEE
Publikationsdato2023
ISBN (Trykt)979-8-3503-2278-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)979-8-3503-2277-4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2023
NavnProceedings of the 2023 IEEE conference on Games

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