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The sense of agency

Author: Patrick Haggard; Baruch Eitam
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Oxford series in social cognition and social neuroscience.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This title focuses on the scientific study of the human sense of agency. It discusses the causes and consequences of the subjective experience of being in control of one's actions, and, through them, of events in the outside world. The book brings together some of the world's leading researchers on the topic. It aims to provide the first structured survey of this nascent but rapidly growing field.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haggard, Patrick.
Sense of Agency.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Haggard; Baruch Eitam
ISBN: 9780190267285 0190267283
OCLC Number: 915158497
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Series; The Sense of Agency; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; Colour Plates; Part I Volition; 1 Time to Act: The Dynamics of Agentive Experiences; 2 Deconstructing Voluntary Action: Unconscious and Conscious Component Processes; 3 Action Control by If-Then Planning: Explicating the Mechanisms of Strategic Automaticity in Regard to Objective and Subjective Agency; 4 Neural Correlates of Intention; 5 Explicit and Implicit Beliefs, Attitudes, and Intentions: The Role of Conscious and Unconscious Processes in Human Behavior. 6 The Neural Basis Underlying the Experience of Control in the Human Brain7 Goals and the Sense of Agency: The Case of Goal Conflicts; Part II Determining Authorship; 8 Inference Processes Underlying the Human Experience of Agency over Operant Actions; 9 Agency and Outcome Prediction; 10 The Relations Between Agency and Body Ownership: Additive or Independent?; 11 The Innate Experience of Self-Agency; 12 Motivation from Control: A Response Selection Framework; Part III Beyond Authorship; 13 Comparators and Weightings: Neurocognitive Accounts of Agency. 14 Action Control and the Sense of Agency15 Control and Truth Working Together: The Agentic Experience of "Going in the Right Direction"; Part IV Disturbances; 16 Sense of Agency and Its Disruption: Clinical and Computational Perspectives; 17 Action Generation, Intention, and Agency in Motor and Body Awareness Deficits; 18 Disorders of Volition from Neurological Disease: Altered Awareness of Action in Neurological Disorders; Index.
Series Title: Oxford series in social cognition and social neuroscience.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Haggard and Baruch Eitam.


This book provides the first structured survey of this nascent but rapidly growing interdisciplinary field, featuring perspectives from leading researchers in engineering, psychology, neuroscience,  Read more...


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