The Uncanny Valley of Plastic Surgery

The psychology of a beautiful plastic surgery outcome, and why beauty is in the details

The concept of the uncanny valley, first introduced by roboticist Masahiro Mori in 1970, describes the eerie sensation people experience when a humanoid robot or synthetic figure appears almost, but not quite, human. Weird human-ish figures are creepy— they remind us of people, but we can tell instinctively that they are not like us. The familiar features we know so well as human are slightly off, and it gives us a feeling of revulsion...

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