Braun, Niclas and Debener, Stefan and Spychala, Nadine and Bongartz, Edith and Sörös, Peter and Müller, Helge H. O. and Philipsen, Alexandra (2018) The Senses of Agency and Ownership: A Review. Frontiers in psychology, 9. p. 535. ISSN 1664-1078

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Usually, we do not question that we possess a body and act upon the world. This pre-reflective awareness of being a bodily and agentive self can, however, be disrupted by different clinical conditions. Whereas sense of ownership (SoO) describes the feeling of mineness toward one’s own body parts, feelings or thoughts, sense of agency (SoA) refers to the experience of initiating and controlling an action. Although SoA and SoO naturally coincide, both experiences can also be made in isolation. By using many different experimental paradigms, both experiences have been extensively studied over the last years. This review introduces both concepts, with a special focus also onto their interplay. First, current experimental paradigms, results and neurocognitive theories about both concepts will be presented and then their clinical and therapeutic relevance is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publiziert mit Hilfe des DFG-geförderten Open Access-Publikationsfonds der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual reality therapy, asomatognosia, alien hand syndrome, sense of ownership, sense of agency, rubber hand illusion, phenomenal transparency, limb-ownership
Subjects: Philosophy and psychology > Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 10:04
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 11:22
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-42201
DOI: doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00535

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