The Sense of Agency

Hardcover | October 8, 2015

EditorPatrick Haggard, Baruch Eitam

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Agency has two meanings in psychology and neuroscience. It can refer to one's capacity to affect the world and act in line with one's goals and desires - this is the objective aspect of agency. But agency can also refer to the subjective experience of controlling one's actions, or how it feelsto achieve one's goals or affect the world. This subjective aspect is known as the sense of agency, and it is an important part of what makes us human. Interest in the sense of agency has exploded since the early 2000s, largely because scientists have learned that it can be studied objectively through analyses of human judgment, behavior, and the brain. This book brings together some of the world's leading researchers to give structure to thisnascent but rapidly growing field. The contributors address questions such as: What role does agency play in the sense of self? Is agency based on predicting outcomes of actions? And what are the links between agency and motivation?Recent work on the sense of agency has been markedly interdisciplinary. The chapters collected here combine ideas and methods from fields as diverse as engineering, psychology, neurology, neuroscience, and philosophy of mind, making the book a valuable resource for any student or researcherinterested in action, volition, and exploring how mind and brain are organized.

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Agency has two meanings in psychology and neuroscience. It can refer to one's capacity to affect the world and act in line with one's goals and desires - this is the objective aspect of agency. But agency can also refer to the subjective experience of controlling one's actions, or how it feelsto achieve one's goals or affect the world....

Patrick Haggard is Professor in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the Department of Psychology at University College London. Baruch Eitam is Professor of Psychology at the University of Haifa, Israel.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.29 × 6.5 × 1.18 inPublished:October 8, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionPart I. Volition1. Elisabeth Pacherie: Time to Act: The Dynamics of Agentive Experiences2. Lara C. Krisst, Carlos Montemayor, and Ezequiel Morsella: Deconstructing Voluntary Action: Unconscious and Conscious Component Processes3. Torsten Martiny-Huenger, Sarah E. Martiny, and Peter M. Gollwitzer: Action Control by If-then Plans: Explicating the Mechanisms of Strategic Automaticity4. Roee Gilron, Shiri Simon, and Roy Mukamel: Neural Correlates of Intentions5. Icek Ajzen and Nilanjana Dasgupta: Explicit and Implicit Beliefs, Attitudes, and Intentions: The Role of Conscious and Unconscious Processes in Human Behavior6. Lauren A. Leotti, Catherine Cho, and Mauricio R. Delgado: The Neural Basis Underlying the Experience of Control in the Human Brain7. Tali Kleiman: Goals and the Sense of Agency: The Case of Goal ConflictPart II. Determining Authorship8. Myrthel Dogge and Henk Aarts: Inference Processes Underlying the Human Experience of Agency over Operant Actions9. Antje Gentsch and Simone Schtz-Bosbach: Agency and Outcome Prediction10. Manos Tsakiris: The Relations between Agency and Body-Ownership: Additive or Independent?11. Philippe Rochat: Innate Experience of Self-Agency12. Noam Karsh and Baruch Eitam: Motivation from Control: A Response Selection FrameworkPart III. Beyond Authorship13. Matthis Synofzik: Comparators and Weightings: Neurocognitive Accounts of Agency14. Bernhard Hommel: Action Control and the Sense of Agency15. E. Tory Higgins: Control and Truth Working Together: The Agentic Experience "Going in the Right Direction"Part IV. Disturbances16. Paul Fletcher and Aikaterini Fotopoulou: Sense of Agency and Its Disruption: Clinical and Computational Perspectives17. Anna Berti, Francesca Garbarini, and Lorenzo Pia: Action Generation, Intention, and Agency in Motor and Body Awareness Deficits18. James B. Rowe and Noham Wolpe: Disorders of Volition from Neurological Disease: Altered Awareness of Action in Neurological DisordersIndex