Intentionality as a constituting condition for the own self--and other selves

Consciousness and Cognition 12 (4):708-716 (2003)
Introspectively, the awareness of actions includes the awareness of the intentions accompanying them. Therefore, the awareness of self-generated actions might be expected to differ from the awareness of other-generated actions to the extent that access to one's own and to other's intentions differs. However, we recently showed that the perceived onset times of self- vs. other-generated actions are similar, yet both are different from comparable events that are conceived as being generated by a machine. This similarity raises two interesting possibilities. First we could infer the intentions of others from their actions. Second and more radically, we could equally infer our own intentions from the actions we perform rather than sense them. We present two new experiments which investigate the role of action effects in the awareness of self- and other-generated actions by means of measuring the estimated onset time. The results show that the presence of action effects is necessary for the similarity of awareness of self- and other-generated actions
Keywords *Intention  *Self Concept  Body Awareness  Individual Psychology  Planned Behavior
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1016/S1053-8100(03)00083-7
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 27,220
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
On the Influence of Causal Beliefs on the Feeling of Agency.A. Desantis, C. Roussel & F. Waszak - 2011 - Consciousness and Cognition 20 (4):1211-1220.

View all 7 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

30 ( #170,151 of 2,164,599 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #347,948 of 2,164,599 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums