Time Warp: Authorship Shapes the Perceived Timing of Actions and Events

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Title: Time Warp: Authorship Shapes the Perceived Timing of Actions and Events
Author: Wegner, Daniel M.; Ebert, Jeffrey P.

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Citation: Ebert, Jeffrey P., and Daniel M. Wegner. 2010. Time warp: Authorship shapes the perceived timing of actions and events. Consciousness and Cognition 19(1): 481-489.
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Abstract: It has been proposed that inferring personal authorship for an event gives rise to intentional binding, a perceptual illusion in which one's action and inferred effect seem closer in time than they otherwise would (Haggard, Clark, & Kalogeras, 2002). Using a novel, naturalistic paradigm, we conducted two experiments to test this hypothesis and examine the relationship between binding and self-reported authorship. In both experiments, an important authorship indicator - consistency between one's action and a subsequent event - was manipulated, and its effects on binding and self-reported authorship were measured. Results showed that action-event consistency enhanced both binding and self-reported authorship, supporting the hypothesis that binding arises from an inference of authorship. At the same time, evidence for a dissociation emerged, with consistency having a more robust effect on self-reports than on binding. Taken together, these results suggest that binding and self-reports reveal different aspects of the sense of authorship.
Published Version: doi:10.1016/j.concog.2009.10.002
Other Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19896868
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