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M.D. Rutherford

M. D. Rutherford is Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behavior at McMaster University, Ontario, and the author of Child Development: Perspectives in Developmental Psychology.

Titles by This Editor

Detection and Interpretation of Animacy, Agency, and Intention

As we enter a room full of people, we instantly have a number of social perceptions. We have an automatic perception of others as subjective agents with their own points of view, thoughts, and goals, and we can quickly interpret minimal visual information to infer that something is animate. This book explores the perceptual and cognitive processes that allow humans to perceive and understand this social information quickly and apparently effortlessly.