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Beyond the comparator model: A multifactorial two-step account of agency
There is an increasing amount of empirical work investigating the sense of agency, i.e. the registration that we are the initiators of our own actions. Many studies try to relate the sense of agencyExpand
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Mind Reading: Neural Mechanisms of Theory of Mind and Self-Perspective
Human self-consciousness as the metarepresentation of ones own mental states and the so-called theory of mind (TOM) capacity, which requires the ability to model the mental states of others, areExpand
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The “sense of agency” and its underlying cognitive and neural mechanisms
The sense of agency is a central aspect of human self-consciousness and refers to the experience of oneself as the agent of one's own actions. Several different cognitive theories on the sense ofExpand
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Being with virtual others: Neural correlates of social interaction
To characterize the neural correlates of being personally involved in social interaction as opposed to being a passive observer of social interaction between others we performed an fMRI study inExpand
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I move, therefore I am: A new theoretical framework to investigate agency and ownership
The neurocognitive structure of the acting self has recently been widely studied, yet is still perplexing and remains an often confounded issue in cognitive neuroscience, psychopathology andExpand
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The extrastriate cortex distinguishes between the consequences of one's own and others' behavior
The extrastriate body area (EBA) is traditionally considered a category-selective region for the visual processing of static images of the human body. Expand
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Neural Representations of Self versus Other: Visual-Spatial Perspective Taking and Agency in a Virtual Ball-tossing Game
We investigated the neural correlates involved in self-other representations by investigating two critical processes: perspective taking and agency. Expand
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Animal Minds and the Possession of Concepts
In the recent literature on concepts, two extreme positions concerning animal minds are predominant: the one that animals possess neither concepts nor beliefs, and the one that some animals possessExpand
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Self-representation: Searching for a neural signature of self-consciousness
Human self-consciousness operates at different levels of complexity and at least comprises five different levels of representational processes. These five levels are nonconceptual representation,Expand
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Differential involvement of the posterior temporal cortex in mentalizing but not perspective taking.
Understanding and predicting other people's mental states and behavior are important prerequisites for social interactions. The capacity to attribute mental states such as desires, thoughts orExpand
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