Was that Me? Exploring the Sense of Agency in Health and Disease
James Moore
Goldsmiths University of London

“Sense of agency” refers to the experience of initiating and controlling our actions in order to influence events in the outside world. I will first establish the theoretical framework by discussing work in healthy adults showing that various agency cues contribute to the sense of agency. I will then explore how this theoretical framework can help us understand agency processing abnormalities in certain psychiatric (e.g., schizophrenia) and neurological (e.g., corticobasal degeneration) disorders.