The implicit sense of agency is not a perceptual effect but is a judgment effect

Show simple item record Reddy, Nagireddy Neelakanteswar
dc.coverage.spatial United Kingdom 2021-11-24T13:31:13Z 2021-11-24T13:31:13Z 2021-11
dc.identifier.citation Reddy, Nagireddy Neelakanteswar, "The implicit sense of agency is not a perceptual effect but is a judgment effect", Cognitive Processing, DOI: 10.1007/s10339-021-01066-x, Nov. 2021 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1612-4782
dc.identifier.issn 1612-4790
dc.description.abstract The sense of agency (SoA) is characterized as the sense of being the causal agent of one's own actions, and it is measured in two forms: explicit and implicit. In the explicit SoA experiments, the participants explicitly report whether they have a sense of control over their actions or whether they or somebody else is the causal agent of seen actions; the implicit SoA experiments study how do participants' agentive or voluntary actions modify perceptual processes (like time, vision, tactility, and audition) without directly asking the participants to explicitly think about their causal agency or sense of control. However, recent implicit SoA literature reported contradictory findings of the relationship between implicit SoA reports and agency states. Thus, I argue that the purported implicit SoA reports are not agency-driven perceptual effects per se but are judgment effects, by showing that (a) the typical operationalizations in implicit SoA domain lead to perceptual uncertainty on the part of the participants, (b) under uncertainty, participants' implicit SoA reports are due to heuristic judgments which are independent of agency states, and (c) under perceptual certainty, the typical implicit SoA reports might not have occurred at all. Thus, I conclude that the instances of implicit SoA are judgments (or response biases) - under uncertainty - rather than perceptual effects.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Nagireddy Neelakanteswar Reddy
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.subject Sense of agency (SoA) en_US
dc.subject Implicit sense of agency en_US
dc.subject Intentional binding en_US
dc.subject Sensory attenuation en_US
dc.subject Perception versus judgment en_US
dc.title The implicit sense of agency is not a perceptual effect but is a judgment effect en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Cognitive Processing

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