Sense of Agency

  • Davood Gozli


The chapter begins with an overview of some of the principles and assumptions involved in causal understanding, in general, and sense of agency, in particular. Methods for assessing sense of agency are then reviewed, with particular reference to how they can influence the target of investigation. Several lines of experimental research are reviewed, which address the relationship between sense of agency and other factors, such as task-sharing, sensorimotor fluency, outcome evaluation, and free/forced choice. The findings fit within a framework that grounds sense of agency, with its multiple facets, in goal hierarchies.


Sense of agency Sense of control Priming Illusion Intentional binding Ideomotor theory Intention Action 


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  • Davood Gozli
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MacauTaipaMacao

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