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What is the sense of agency and why does it matter?

Moore, James W.. 2016. What is the sense of agency and why does it matter? Frontiers in Consciousness Research, 7(1272), [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Sense of agency refers to the feeling of control over actions and their consequences. In this article I summarise what we currently know about sense of agency; looking at how it is measured and what theories there are to explain it. I then explore some of the potential applications of this research, something that the sense of agency research field has been slow to identify and implement. This is a pressing concern given the increasing importance of ‘research impact’

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01272

Keywords:

consciousness, free will, responsibility, human-computer interaction, legal, aging, schizophrenia, OCD

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
10 August 2016Accepted
29 August 2016Published

Item ID:

19676

Date Deposited:

19 Jan 2017 12:29

Last Modified:

26 Sep 2017 16:00

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19676

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