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Dr James Moore

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PositionSenior Lecturer
Department Psychology
Email j.moore (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 5147
Dr James Moore

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

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

Publications

Article

Individual Differences in the Intentionality Bias and its Association with Cognitive Empathy
Slavny, R J M and Moore, James W.. 2017. Individual Differences in the Intentionality Bias and its Association with Cognitive Empathy. Personality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869

Ageing and agency: age-related changes in susceptibility to illusory experiences of control
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), p. 161065. ISSN 2054-5703

What is the sense of agency and why does it matter?
Moore, James W.. 2016. What is the sense of agency and why does it matter? Frontiers in Consciousness Research, 7(1272),

Let Me Take The Wheel: Illusory Control and Sense of Agency
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

'Am I moving?' An illusion of agency and ownership in mirror-touch synaesthesia.
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

Schizotypy and awareness of intention: Variability of W judgments predicts schizotypy scores.
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

Editorial: Sense of agency: examining awareness of the acting self
David, Nicole; Obhi, Sukhvinder and Moore, James W.. 2015. Editorial: Sense of agency: examining awareness of the acting self. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, ISSN 1662-5161

Are You Suggesting That's My Hand? The Relation Between Hypnotic Suggestibility and the Rubber Hand Illusion
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

TMS stimulation over the inferior parietal cortex disrupts prospective sense of agency
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

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

The medial frontal-prefrontal network for altered awareness and control of action in corticobasal syndrome
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

What can mirror-touch synaesthesia tell us about the sense of agency?
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, p. 256. ISSN 1662-5161

The experience of agency in human-computer interactions: a review.
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), pp. 1-10. ISSN 1662-5161

Action-effect binding is decreased in motor conversion disorder: Implications for sense of agency.
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

Attribution of intentional causation influences the perception of observed movements: behavioral evidence and neural correlates.
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

Exploring implicit and explicit aspects of sense of agency.
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

Intentional binding and the sense of agency: A review.
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

Sense of agency in health and disease: A review of cue integration approaches.
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

Time, action and psychosis: using subjective time to investigate the effects of ketamine on sense of agency
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.

Sense of agency is altered in patients with a putative psychotic prodrome
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

Ketamine administration in healthy volunteers reproduces aberrant agency experiences associated with schizophrenia
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

Ketamine perturbs perception of the flow of time in healthy volunteers
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

Sense of agency, associative learning, and schizotypy
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

Dopaminergic medication boosts action-effect binding in Parkinson's disease
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

Science in the Making: Right Hand, Left Hand. II: The duck-rabbit figure
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

Altered awareness of action in schizophrenia: a specific deficit in predicting action consequences
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

Science in the Making: Right Hand, Left Hand. III: Estimating historical rates of left-handedness
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

Science in the Making: Right Hand, Left Hand. I: A BBC television programme broadcast in 1953
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

Intentional binding and higher order agency experience
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

Disrupting the experience of control in the human brain: pre-supplementary motor area contributes to the sense of agency
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

Feelings of control: contingency determines experience of action
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

Modulating the sense of agency with external cues
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

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

Commentary on ‘How Something Can Be Said About Telling More Than We Can Know: On Choice Blindness and Introspective Report’.
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

Empirical evidence for a diminished sense of agency in speech interfaces
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.

Liveness Through the Lens of Agency and Causality
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.

I did that! Measuring Users’ Experience of Agency in their own Actions
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.

Structure and function changes in the medial frontal cortex underlie impairments in voluntary control in Corticobasal degeneration
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.

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