Paranormal believers are more prone to illusory agency detection than skeptics

@article{Elk2013ParanormalBA,
  title={Paranormal believers are more prone to illusory agency detection than skeptics},
  author={M. Elk},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={1041-1046}
}
  • M. Elk
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • It has been hypothesized that illusory agency detection is at the basis of belief in supernatural agents and paranormal beliefs. In the present study a biological motion perception task was used to study illusory agency detection in a group of skeptics and a group of paranormal believers. Participants were required to detect the presence or absence of a human agent in a point-light display. It was found that paranormal believers had a lower perceptual sensitivity than skeptics, which was due to… CONTINUE READING
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