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The role of control in attributing intentional agency to inanimate objects

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Previous research into the perception of agency has found that objects in two-dimensional displays that move along non-inertial-looking paths are frequently attributed intentional agency, including beliefs and desires. The present experiment re-addressed this finding using a tangible, interactive, electromagnetic puzzle. The experimental manipulation was whether or not participants controlled the electromagnet that moved the marbles along unexpected trajectories. Thirty-one college undergradu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1163/156853703322336634

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University of Michigan
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Institution:
Calvin College
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Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Cognition and Culture Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
208-217
Publication date:
2003-01-01
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EISSN:
1568-5373
ISSN:
1567-7095
Language:
English
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ora:3103
Deposit date:
2009-11-27

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