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An ACT-R model of temporal binding

Laura Saad
Rutgers University ~ Psychology
Dr. Alexander Hough
Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio ~ Cognition and Modeling Branch
Dr. Leslie Blaha
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Christian Lebiere
Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

Temporal Binding (TB) is the subjective compression between a voluntary action and its associated outcome and is standardly regarded as an implicit measure of the sense of agency (Haggard, 2017) though an underlying mechanism has yet to be agreed upon (Hoerl et al., 2020). It has previously been shown that a memory process is a plausible alternative explanation for the observed effect in two publicly available datasets (Saad et al., 2022). Here, we extend this idea by implementing a cognitive model using the ACT-R cognitive architecture and show that these same publicly available data (Weller et al., 2020) can also be successfully simulated using basic mechanisms from the architecture, e.g., memory and time perception. Importantly, our model simulations provide evidence to suggest than an appeal to agency is not necessary to explain this effect. Implications of these results for temporal binding and the sense of agency will be discussed.


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Saad, L., Hough, A. R., Blaha, L., & Lebiere, C. (2022, November). An ACT-R model of temporal binding. Abstract published at MathPsych at Psychonomics 2022. Via