Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cfp: "Embodiment, Intersubjectivity and Psychopathology," University of Heidelberg, September 30-October 2, 2010.

During the last decade, the concept of embodiment has become a key paradigm of interdisciplinary approaches from the areas of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. The body is no longer merely considered as an interesting input for the brain or mind. The new trend is to link embodiment, cognition and emotion in a deeper way, and this has particular repercussions for understanding our social engagements. This in turn has implications for psychopathology and psychotherapy, because embodied and intersubjective views on mental illness can offer new insights useful for diagnosis and remediation. The conference is aimed at creating an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas on the themes of embodiment, intersubjectivity and their role in psychopa­thology. It brings together worldwide experts from the fields of developmental psy­chology, philosophy, and psychopathology, in order to advance on some key ques­tions for this research area, among them: · What is embodied intersubjectivity? In how far is our relationships with others mediated by the body? · What is the role that embodied intersubjectivity plays for the development of social cognition? · How can mental illness be conceived from an embodied and enactive point of view? · What is the use of the notion of embodiment for therapy and training? Keynote Speakers:

  • Ezequiel Di Paolo, Matthew Ratcliffe, Beata Stawarska, Dan Zahavi(Philosophy)
  • Peter Hobson, Vasu Reddy, Colwyn Trevarthen, Ed Tronick (Developmental Psychology)
  • Jonathan Cole, George Downing, Giovanni Stanghellini (Neurology, Psychology, Psychiatry)

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