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Intentional binding is driven by the mere presence of an action and not by motor prediction

Desantis, A and Hughes, G and Waszak, F (2012) 'Intentional binding is driven by the mere presence of an action and not by motor prediction.' PLoS ONE, 7 (1). ISSN 1932-6203

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Abstract

Intentional binding refers to the fact that when a voluntary action produces a sensory outcome, action and outcome are perceived as being closer together in time. This phenomenon is often attributed, at least partially, to predictive motor mechanisms. However, previous studies failed to unequivocally attribute intentional binding to these mechanisms, since the contrasts that have been used to demonstrate intentional binding covered not only one but two processes: temporal control and motor identity prediction. In the present study we aimed to isolate the respective role of each of these processes in the emergence of intentional binding of action-effects. The results show that motor identity prediction does not modulate intentional binding of action-effects. Our findings cast doubts on the assumption that intentional binding of action effects is linked to internal forward predictive process. © 2012 Desantis et al.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 12:21
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:22
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5048

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