Editorial: Sense of agency: examining awareness of the acting self

David, Nicole; Obhi, Sukhvinder and Moore, James W.. 2015. Editorial: Sense of agency: examining awareness of the acting self. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 310. ISSN 1662-5161 [Article]

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For a long time interest in the sense of agency was confined to a small group of researchers such as philosophers of mind concerned with fundamental questions of consciousness and free will or neuropsychologists investigating mental illnesses that clearly involve abnormalities of agency (e.g., psychosis). This niche existence obscured the concept's relevance for many societal and cultural phenomena in which individuals experience subjective control over objectively uncontrollable events, or neglect control over events they have caused. It also resulted in a rather small number of scientific studies addressing the sense of agency. Today, scientific investigations of sense of agency constitute a rapidly expanding field. This is evident in the rising number of scientific articles related to the topic as listed on search engine databases such as PubMed.

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3 June 2015Published
15 May 2015Accepted

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10 Sep 2015 14:16

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03 Aug 2021 15:04

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