Feedback of action outcome retrospectively influences sense of agency in a continuous action task

Hiroyuki Oishi, Kanji Tanaka, Katsumi Watanabe

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Here, we investigated whether explicit feedback on the result of the action (success or failure) modified sense of agency (SoA) in a continuous action task. Participants carried a white dot with a delay to a target square while avoiding obstacle squares. The color of the target changed unpredictably between white and blue. A trial was considered as successful or failed if the dot reached the target while it was white or blue. Thus, actions during the task resulted in almost identical experiences of successful and failed trials. After each trial, the participants reported to what extent they felt that they had been in control of the dot. The results showed that SoA was higher with shorter delay (i.e., easier control) and in the successful trials. These findings indicate that the sense of online control and the evaluation of continuous action based on feedback independently influence SoA. Particularly, the evaluation retrospectively modulated SoA.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0202690
JournalPLoS One
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1

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Feedback of action outcome retrospectively influences sense of agency in a continuous action task. / Oishi, Hiroyuki; Tanaka, Kanji; Watanabe, Katsumi.

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