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Séminaire : Lorenzo PIA de l'université de Turin


On 22 September 2023

Conférence relative à la conscience corporelle & conscience motrice

Titre de la présentation : I own, therefore I move

It is known that sense of agency SA (i.e., “this action is due to my own will”) is rooted in a variety of internal, motor-related, efferent signals (e.g., motor intentions, planning, sensorimotor predictions and so on). However, new evidence suggests that body-related (purely) afferent signals subserving body ownership BO (i.e., “this body is mine”) could have a role per se in building up human conscious awareness of willed actions.

I will present data from both brain damaged-patients and intact brain functioning strengthening this idea. Then, I will put forward the idea that, whenever requested by the context, BO can act on agency attribution (i.e., independently from efferent signals).

This, in turn, suggests that a coherent subjective experience of willed actions (i.e., “this willed action is being realized by my own body”) requires both awareness of being an agent and of owning the body.

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On 22 September 2023


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Université Jacob-Bellecombette - SALLE 530

Submitted on 18 September 2023

Updated on 18 September 2023