Dr James Moore
James is a Reader in Psychology and the department’s director of postgraduate research. His research focuses on voluntary action.
One research strand aims to understand where the feeling of control over action comes from. This sense that we control our own actions is fundamental to human psychology, underpinning various aspects of human culture, such as our systems of law. Another research strand concerns the perception and understanding of voluntary actions that others make. This ability is essential for the successful navigation of our social world: for example, holding others responsible for their actions requires accurate attributions of intent.
Grants and Awards
James has received grant funding Leverhulme Trust, Bial Foundation, the ARC and Macquarie University.
Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange
Examples of James’ public engagement and knowledge exchange activity include:
• Research consultancy with non-HEIs, including the private sector and charities.
• A week in Westminster through the Royal Society Pairing Scheme
• Working with In2Science to offer internships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds
• Public lectures
• Sense of agency
• Intention attribution
• Sense of ownership
Publications and research outputs
Cocchini, Gianna; Scandola, Michele; Gobetto, Valeria; Cioffi, Maria Cristina; Bartolo, Angela; Moore, James W. and Moro, Valentina. 2022. The ‘healthy side’ of anosognosia for hemiplegia: Increased sense of agency for the unimpaired limb or motor compensation? Neuropsychologia, 177, 108421. ISSN 0028-3932
Ivanof, Bianca Elena; Terhune, Devin Blair; Coyle, D and Moore, James W.. 2022. Manipulations of Libet clock parameters affect intention timing awareness. Scientific Reports, 12, 20249. ISSN 2045-2322
Moore, James W.. 2022. The relationship between sense of agency and borderline personality disorder traits in the general population. Current Psychology, ISSN 1046-1310
Eisenkoeck, Antonia; Slavny-Cross, Rachel J. M. and Moore, James W.. 2022. Judging intentionality in the context of ambiguous actions among autistic adults. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 96, 101997. ISSN 1750-9467
Ivanof, Bianca Elena; Terhune, Devin Blair; Coyle, David; Gottero, Marta and Moore, James W.. 2022. Examining the effect of Libet clock stimulus parameters on temporal binding. Psychological Research, 86(3), pp. 937-951. ISSN 0340-0727
Moore, James W.. 2021. “They Were Noble Automatons Who Knew Not What They Did:” Volition in Jaynes' The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 811295.
Finnemann, Johanna J. S.; Plaisted-Grant, Kate; Moore, James W.; Teufel, Christoph and Fletcher, Paul C.. 2021. Low-level, prediction-based sensory and motor processes are unimpaired in Autism. Neuropsychologia, 156, 107835. ISSN 0028-3932
Moore, James W.; Tang, Tracy C. W. and Cioffi, Maria Cristina. 2021. Schizotypy and the vicarious experience of agency. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 8(1), pp. 65-73. ISSN 2326-5523
Cioffi, Maria Cristina; Hackett, Joshua and Moore, James W.. 2020. Synchronous stimulation in the rubber hand illusion task boosts the subsequent sense of ownership on the vicarious agency task. Consciousness and Cognition, 80, 102904. ISSN 1053-8100
Slavny, R J M and Moore, James W.. 2018. Individual Differences in the Intentionality Bias and its Association with Cognitive Empathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 122, pp. 104-108. ISSN 0191-8869
Zopf, Regine; Polito, Vince and Moore, James W.. 2018. Revisiting the link between body and agency: visual movement congruency enhances intentional binding but is not body-specific. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 196. ISSN 2045-2322
van der Westhuizen, Donné; Moore, James W.; Solms, Mark and van Honk, Jack. 2017. Testosterone facilitates the sense of agency. Consciousness and Cognition, 56, pp. 58-67. ISSN 1053-8100
Cioffi, Maria Cristina; Cocchini, Gianna; Banissy, Michael J. and Moore, James W.. 2017. Ageing and agency: age-related changes in susceptibility to illusory experiences of control. Royal Society Open Science, 4(5), 161065. ISSN 2054-5703
Moore, James W.. 2016. What is the sense of agency and why does it matter? Frontiers in Consciousness Research, 7(1272),
Tobias-Webb, Juliette; Limbrick-Oldfield, Eve H; Gillan, Claire M; Moore, James W.; Aitken, Michael RF and Clark, Luke. 2016. Let Me Take The Wheel: Illusory Control and Sense of Agency. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(8), pp. 1732-1746. ISSN 1747-0218
Cioffi, Maria Cristina; Banissy, Michael J. and Moore, James W.. 2016. 'Am I moving?' An illusion of agency and ownership in mirror-touch synaesthesia. Cognition, 146, pp. 426-430. ISSN 1873-7838
Chambon, Valérian; Moore, James W. and Haggard, Patrick. 2015. TMS stimulation over the inferior parietal cortex disrupts prospective sense of agency. Brain Structure and Function, 220(6), pp. 3627-3639. ISSN 1863-2653
Moore, James W. and Bravin, James. 2015. Schizotypy and awareness of intention: Variability of W judgments predicts schizotypy scores. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2(3), pp. 283-290. ISSN 2326-5523
David, Nicole; Obhi, Sukhvinder and Moore, James W.. 2015. Editorial: Sense of agency: examining awareness of the acting self. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 310. ISSN 1662-5161
Walsh, E.; Guilmette, D. N.; Longo, M. R.; Moore, James W.; Oakley, D. A.; Halligan, P. W.; Mehta, M. A. and Deeley, Q.. 2015. Are You Suggesting That's My Hand? The Relation Between Hypnotic Suggestibility and the Rubber Hand Illusion. Perception, 44(6), pp. 709-723. ISSN 0301-0066
Moore, James W. and Pope, A.. 2014. The intentionality bias and schizotypy. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(11), pp. 2218-2224. ISSN 1747-0218
Limerick, Hannah; Coyle, David and Moore, James W.. 2014. The experience of agency in human-computer interactions: a review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 643. ISSN 1662-5161
Cioffi, Maria Cristina; Moore, James W. and Banissy, Michael J.. 2014. What can mirror-touch synaesthesia tell us about the sense of agency? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 256. ISSN 1662-5161
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
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
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, 23. ISSN 1664-1078
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Moore, James W. and Haggard, Patrick. 2008. Awareness of action: Inference and prediction. Consciousness and cognition, 17(1), pp. 136-44. ISSN 1090-2376
Moore, James W. and Haggard, Patrick. 2006. Commentary on ‘How Something Can Be Said About Telling More Than We Can Know: On Choice Blindness and Introspective Report’. Consciousness and Cognition, 15, pp. 693-696.
Conference or Workshop Item
Evangelou, George; Limerick, Hannah and Moore, James W.. 2021. 'I feel it in my fingers! Sense of agency with mid-air haptics'. In: 2021 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC). Virtual Conference 6-9 July 2021.
Limerick, Hannah; Moore, James W. and Coyle, David. 2015. 'Empirical evidence for a diminished sense of agency in speech interfaces'. In: ACM CHI. Seoul, Korea, Republic of.
Berthaut, Florent; Coyle, David; Moore, James W. and Limerick, Hannah. 2015. 'Liveness Through the Lens of Agency and Causality'. In: The 15th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 31 May-3 June, 2015, Louisiana State University, USA. Louisiana, United States.
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.
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. UNDEFINED.