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NEUE UNIVERSITÄT, NEW UNIVERSITY, ALTE UNIVERSITÄT | 18th Herbstakademie: "The Circularity of Mind and Body" (Heidelberg, Germany)


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Conference will be held in both the NEUE UNIVERSITÄT / NEW UNIVERSITY, Universitätsplatz 69117 Heidelberg and ALTE UNIVERSITÄT / OLD UNIVERSITY, Grabengasse 1 69117 Heidelberg

18th Herbstakademie: "The Circularity of Mind and Body"

The Circularity of Mind and Body is part of the series of Herbstakademie meetings dedicated to the topic of complex systems in psychology, neuroscience and related disciplines; 2015 will be the 25th anniversary of the series. Please submit (until December 1st) and/or register using this website

The meeting will take place at Heidelberg University, Germany, on March 26 - 28, 2015. We will address questions related to embodiment and dynamical systems theory: Which role does the body play in feeling and thinking? Which new perspectives arise for the philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences? How can clinicians and psychotherapists incorporate principles of embodiment into their work? How does embodiment influence social and communicative processes?

Confirmed Keynotes by:

Steven Boker, psychology, University of Virginia, USA
Ezequiel di Paolo, theoretical biology and enactivism, Basque Science Foundation, San Sebastian, Spain
Marianne Eberhard-Kaechele, dance therapy, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany
Karl Friston, theoretical neuroscience, Wellcome Trust/University College, London, UK
Hermann Haken, theoretical physics and synergetics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Scott Kelso, biology and complex systems, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA
Mark Solms, neuro-psychoanalysis, Groote Schuur Hospital, Capetown, South Africa

You may attend one of the two pre-conference workshops on March 25:
Miriam Kyselo ""Enacting the self – a bodily exploration of self with others"
Thomas Heidenreich "Embodiment in mindfulness-based interventions"