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Re-construction of action awareness depends on an internal model of action-outcome timing.

Stenner, MP; Bauer, M; Machts, J; Heinze, HJ; Haggard, P; Dolan, RJ; (2014) Re-construction of action awareness depends on an internal model of action-outcome timing. Conscious Cogn , 25C 11 - 16. 10.1016/j.concog.2014.01.007. Green open access

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Abstract

The subjective time of an instrumental action is shifted towards its outcome. This temporal binding effect is partially retrospective, i.e., occurs upon outcome perception. Retrospective binding is thought to reflect post-hoc inference on agency based on sensory evidence of the action - outcome association. However, many previous binding paradigms cannot exclude the possibility that retrospective binding results from bottom-up interference of sensory outcome processing with action awareness and is functionally unrelated to the processing of the action - outcome association. Here, we keep bottom-up interference constant and use a contextual manipulation instead. We demonstrate a shift of subjective action time by its outcome in a context of variable outcome timing. Crucially, this shift is absent when there is no such variability. Thus, retrospective action binding reflects a context-dependent, model-based phenomenon. Such top-down re-construction of action awareness seems to bias agency attribution when outcome predictability is low.

Type: Article
Title: Re-construction of action awareness depends on an internal model of action-outcome timing.
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2014.01.007
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2014.01.007
Additional information: �© 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
Keywords: Action awareness, Sense of agency, Temporal binding
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Imaging Neuroscience
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1423360
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