Absent minds and absent agents: Attention-lapse induced alienation of agency

@article{Cheyne2009AbsentMA,
  title={Absent minds and absent agents: Attention-lapse induced alienation of agency},
  author={J. Allan Cheyne and Jonathan S. A. Carriere and Daniel Smilek},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={481-493}
}
We report a novel task designed to elicit transient attention-lapse induced alienation (ALIA) of agency experiences in normal participants. When attention-related action slips occur during the task, participants reported substantially decreased self control as well as a high degree of perceived agency attributed to the errant hand. In addition, participants reported being surprised by, and annoyed with, the actions of the errant hand. We argue that ALIA experiences occur because of constraints… Expand
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