What is self-knowledge? How does it come about? Is it accurate?
I study how people monitor and control their thoughts, memory and actions, and the role of consciousness in these higher-order operations.
I am currently investigating people's metacognitive judgments about--and subjective experiences of--their actions. The experience that one is causally efficient in producing effects in the environment through voluntary behavior is the main target of this research, along with related disorders. One line of research uses computer game like tasks to investigate factors that influence this sense of agency, and the validity of this experience under different conditions and across individuals. Another line of research uses behavioral and psychophysical methods to investigate how experienced and objective temporal properties of events and their relationships contribute to the sense of agency.