Diminished Agency: Attenuating a Sense of Agency for Problem Finding on Personal Physical Performance

  • Sho SakuraiEmail author
  • Yuki Ban
  • Nami Ogawa
  • Takuji Narumi
  • Tomohiro Tanikawa
  • Michitaka Hirose
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9735)


A feeling that “I controlling this” is called as the sense of agency (SA). Recently, there have been many studies for improving motor skill through making perception that the passive bodily movement caused by observation of the other’s movement or a machine operation as active movement. However, these methods cannot impress the problems of self-motion. In this regard, we hypothesize that observation of himself/herself from third-party’s point of view and improving skill of finding problem of self-motion is possible when self-motion is perceived as an other person’s motion based on mechanism of SA. In this paper, we propose “Diminished agency” to attenuate SA from observing self-motion for the finding problem involved motor-skill based on the findings a sense of ownership (SO) influences SA. This paper summarizes finding mechanism of SA and discusses the feasibility of “Diminished agency.”


Diminished agency Sense of agency Sense of ownership Problem finding skill 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sho Sakurai
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yuki Ban
    • 2
  • Nami Ogawa
    • 3
  • Takuji Narumi
    • 2
  • Tomohiro Tanikawa
    • 2
  • Michitaka Hirose
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of System DesignTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoBunkyōJapan
  3. 3.Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information StudiesThe University of TokyoBunkyōJapan

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