Department of Psychology

Dr James Moore

Position held:
Senior Lecturer

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7078 5147

Fax:
+44 (0)20 7919 7873

Email:
j.moore (@gold.ac.uk)

Address:
Room 1-13, Ben Pimlott Building,
Department of Psychology
Goldsmiths, University of London,
New Cross
London
SE14 6NW

Office hours:
By appointment

Summary of research

My research aims to understand the neurocognitive processes supporting the experience of human action. I use a range of methods and approaches including patient studies, psychopharmacology, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and functional neuroimaging (fMRI). Of particular interest to me is human 'agency', the capacity to intentionally modify one’s environment to satisfy one’s goals. The experience, or sense, of agency is deeply entwined with our everyday notions of freedom and responsibility. Moreover, certain psychiatric and neurological disorders are characterized by disturbances in this experience.

Academic qualifications

BSc, MSc, PhD

Areas of supervision

  • Developing and testing an optimal cue integration model of agency experience that I introduced
  • Exploring the brain basis of sense of agency using fMRI and TMS
  • Exploring the brain basis of agency attribution using fMRI and TMS
  • Understanding aberrant agency experiences in psychiatric and neurological disorders
  • Exploring agency in Human-Computer-Interaction
  • Understanding sense of agency across the lifespan
  • Exploring the brain basis of moral judgment and decision making

Grants & awards

Mechanisms of self-other discrimination in mirror-touch synaesthesia. BIAL Foundation Research Grant (2013-2015). €44,000

Research interests

My research aims to understand the neurocognitive processes supporting the experience of human action. I use a range of methods and approaches including patient studies, psychopharmacology, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and functional neuroimaging (fMRI). Of particular interest to me is human 'agency', the capacity to intentionally modify one’s environment to satisfy one’s goals. The experience, or sense, of agency is deeply entwined with our everyday notions of freedom and responsibility. Moreover, certain psychiatric and neurological disorders are characterized by disturbances in this experience.

Ongoing projects include:

  • Developing and testing an optimal cue integration model of agency experience that I introduced
  • Exploring the brain basis of sense of agency using fMRI and TMS
  • Exploring the brain basis of agency attribution using fMRI and TMS
  • Understanding aberrant agency experiences in psychiatric and neurological disorders
  • Exploring agency in Human-Computer-Interaction
  • Understanding sense of agency across the lifespan
  • Exploring the brain basis of moral judgment and decision making

Selected publications

Number of items: 26.

Article

Chambon, Valérian, Moore, James W. and Haggard, Patrick. 2014. TMS stimulation over the inferior parietal cortex disrupts prospective sense of agency. Brain Structure and Function, ISSN 1863-2653 [Article]

Moore, James W. and Pope, A.. 2014. The intentionality bias and schizotypy. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, pp. 1-7. ISSN 1747-0218 [Article]

Wolpe, Noham, Moore, James W., Rae, Charlotte L., Rittman, Timothy, Altena, Ellemarije, Haggard, Patrick and Rowe, James B.. 2014. The medial frontal-prefrontal network for altered awareness and control of action in corticobasal syndrome. Brain, 137(1), pp. 208-220. ISSN 1460-2156 [Article]

Kranick, Sarah M, Moore, James W., Yusuf, Nadia, Martinez, Valeria T, Lafaver, Kathrin, Edwards, Mark J, Mehta, Arpan R, Collins, Phoebe, Harrison, Neil A, Haggard, Patrick, Hallett, Mark and Voon, Valerie. 2013. Action-effect binding is decreased in motor conversion disorder: Implications for sense of agency. Movement Disorders, 28(8), pp. 1110-1116. ISSN 0885-3185 [Article]

Moore, James W., Teufel, Christoph, Subramaniam, Naresh, Davis, Greg and Fletcher, Paul C. 2013. Attribution of intentional causation influences the perception of observed movements: behavioral evidence and neural correlates. Frontiers in psychology, 4, p. 23. ISSN 1664-1078 [Article]

Moore, James W., Middleton, D., Haggard, Patrick and Fletcher, Paul C.. 2012. Exploring implicit and explicit aspects of sense of agency. Consciousness and cognition, 21(4), pp. 1748-1753. ISSN 1090-2376 [Article]

Moore, James W. and Obhi, Sukhvinder S.. 2012. Intentional binding and the sense of agency: A review. Consciousness and cognition, pp. 546-561. ISSN 1090-2376 [Article]

Moore, James W. and Fletcher, P. C.. 2012. Sense of agency in health and disease: A review of cue integration approaches. Consciousness and cognition, pp. 59-68. ISSN 1090-2376 [Article]

Moore, James W., Cambridge, VC, Morgan, H, Giorlando, F, Adapa, R and Fletcher, PC. 2012. Time, action and psychosis: using subjective time to investigate the effects of ketamine on sense of agency. Neuropsychologia, 51(2), pp. 377-384. [Article]

Hauser, Marta, Moore, James W., de Millas, Walter, Gallinat, Juergen, Heinz, Andreas, Haggard, Patrick and Voss, Martin. 2011. Sense of agency is altered in patients with a putative psychotic prodrome. Schizophrenia research, 126(1-3), pp. 20-27. ISSN 1573-2509 [Article]

Moore, James W., Turner, Danielle C., Corlett, Philip R., Arana, Fernando S., Morgan, Hannah L., Absalom, Antony R., Adapa, Ram, de Wit, Sanne, Everitt, Jessica C., Gardner, Jenny M., Pigott, Jennifer S., Haggard, Patrick and Fletcher, Paul C.. 2011. Ketamine administration in healthy volunteers reproduces aberrant agency experiences associated with schizophrenia. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 16(4), pp. 364-381. ISSN 1464-0619 [Article]

Coull, Jennifer T., Morgan, Hannah, Cambridge, Victoria C., Moore, James W., Giorlando, Francesco, Adapa, Ram, Corlett, Philip R. and Fletcher, Paul C.. 2011. Ketamine perturbs perception of the flow of time in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 218(3), pp. 543-56. ISSN 1432-2072 [Article]

Moore, James W., Dickinson, Anthony and Fletcher, Paul C.. 2011. Sense of agency, associative learning, and schizotypy. Consciousness and cognition, 20(3), pp. 792-800. ISSN 1090-2376 [Article]

Moore, James W., Schneider, Susanne A., Schwingenschuh, Petra, Moretto, Giovanna, Bhatia, Kailash P. and Haggard, Patrick. 2010. Dopaminergic medication boosts action-effect binding in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia, 48(4), pp. 1125-1132. ISSN 1873-3514 [Article]

McManus, I. C., Freegard, Matthew, Moore, James W. and Rawles, Richard. 2010. Science in the Making: Right Hand, Left Hand. II: The duck-rabbit figure. Laterality, 15(1-2), pp. 166-185. ISSN 1464-0678 [Article]

Voss, Martin, Moore, James W., Hauser, Marta, Gallinat, Juergen, Heinz, Andreas and Haggard, Patrick. 2010. Altered awareness of action in schizophrenia: a specific deficit in predicting action consequences. Brain, 133(10), pp. 3104-3112. ISSN 1460-2156 [Article]

Moore, James W., Ruge, Diane, Wenke, Dorit, Rothwell, John and Haggard, Patrick. 2010. Disrupting the experience of control in the human brain: pre-supplementary motor area contributes to the sense of agency. Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 277(1693), pp. 2503-9. ISSN 1471-2954 [Article]

Moore, James W. and Haggard, Patrick. 2010. Intentional binding and higher order agency experience. Consciousness and cognition, 19(1), pp. 490-1. ISSN 1090-2376 [Article]

McManus, I. C., Rawles, Richard, Moore, James W. and Freegard, Matthew. 2010. Science in the Making: Right Hand, Left Hand. I: A BBC television programme broadcast in 1953. Laterality, 15(1-2), pp. 136-165. ISSN 1464-0678 [Article]

McManus, I. C., Moore, James W., Freegard, Matthew and Rawles, Richard. 2010. Science in the Making: Right Hand, Left Hand. III: Estimating historical rates of left-handedness. Laterality, 15(1-2), pp. 186-208. ISSN 1464-0678 [Article]

Moore, James W., Lagnado, David, Deal, Darvany C. and Haggard, Patrick. 2009. Feelings of control: contingency determines experience of action. Cognition, 110(2), pp. 279-83. ISSN 1873-7838 [Article]

Moore, James W., Wegner, Daniel M. and Haggard, Patrick. 2009. Modulating the sense of agency with external cues. Consciousness and cognition, 18(4), pp. 1056-64. ISSN 1090-2376 [Article]

Moore, James W. and Haggard, Patrick. 2008. Awareness of action: Inference and prediction. Consciousness and cognition, 17(1), pp. 136-44. ISSN 1090-2376 [Article]

Conference or Workshop Item

Coyle, David, Moore, James W., Kristenson, Per Ola, Fletcher, Paul C. and Blackwell, Alan F.. 2012. 'I did that! Measuring Users’ Experience of Agency in their own Actions'. In: CHI 2012. Austin, Texas, United States. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Wolpe, N, Moore, James W., Rae, C, Altena, E, Rittman, T, Haggard, P and Rowe, JB. 2012. 'Structure and function changes in the medial frontal cortex underlie impairments in voluntary control in Corticobasal degeneration'. In: DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS. . [Conference or Workshop Item]

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