Disruption of the Sense of Agency: From Perception to Self-knowldge

  • Michela Balconi


Different planes of disruption may result in a loss or breakdown of the sense of agency. They may pertain to the different levels of perceptual, attentional, and psychiatric disorders, and generally they have in common a loss of the sense of control and a disruption of binding between intentions and actions. In some cases, they imply a deficit in the sense of ownership, which may be subdivided into ownership for body-actions and for thought-action. In other cases, what is lost is the sense of agency itself, similarly divided into agency for action and agency for thoughts.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder Rubber Hand Body Schema Body Representation 


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  • Michela Balconi
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCatholic University of MilanMilanItaly

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