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The ability to appropriately perceive that another entity is an agent (i.e., has a face, interacts contingently, and exhibits biological motion).
Perception
VSochat about two years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure animacy perception

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social cognition (theory of mind) fMRI task paradigm
  • Mental Interaction minus Random Interaction
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Definition contributed by CTorgerson about four years ago:The ability to appropriately perceive that another entity is an agent (i.e., has a face, interacts contingently, and exhibits biological motion).

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The detection of contingency and animacy from simple animations in the human brain.
Blakemore SJ, Boyer P, Pachot-Clouard M, Meltzoff A, Segebarth C, Decety J
(Cereb Cortex)
2003 Aug
Citation added by CTorgerson about four years ago
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