Tag: Sensory Attenuation

Do We See It or Not? Sensory Attenuation in the Visual Domain

Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Volume 147, Issue 3, 418-430 Abstract “Sensory consequences of an agent’s actions are perceived less intensely than sensory stimuli that are not caused (and thus not predicted) by the observer. This effect of sensory attenuation has been discussed as a key principle of perception, potentially mediating various crucial functions such as agency and the discrimination of self-caused sensory stimulation from stimuli caused by external factors. Precise models describe the theoretical underpinnings of this phenomenon across a variety of modalities, especially the auditory, tactile, and visual domain. Despite these strong claims, empirical evidence for sensory… Read More