Workshop Mind Perspectives 2021  

Accessing Mental States: The mind from different perspectives


ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Submission of 800 words abstract for talk/poster: 20 August 2021 (deadline extended)

Decision of acceptance: 10 September 2021

Workshop: 10-12 November 2021 (virtual)

 

Accessing Mental States: The mind from different perspectives

This interdisciplinary workshop provides a space for reflecting on the more fundamental issues underlying the different approaches to others’ mental states and to present recent empirical studies related to the following questions:

  •     How are we able to obtain access to the mental from second- and third-person perspectives?
  •     Which mental states and processes are accessible without relying on a subject’s introspection?
  •     What procedures are adequate to access the mental? What do they imply for the perspectives involved?
  •     What are the major theoretical and methodological challenges we have to overcome?

Focusing on social cognition, psychiatry, and their corresponding methodologies, we explore clinical and non-clinical cases of external access to mental states and processes. The aim of the workshop is to further evaluate procedures used in clinical and non-clinical settings and to investigate their relation to the foundations of external access among human beings (such as empathy and perspective-taking).

We invite philosophical as well as empirical contributions.

Keynote speakers

  •     Prof. Lucia Melloni (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics)
  •     Prof. Leonhard Schilbach (LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf)

One more keynote speaker is invited and will be announced after confirmation.

The workshop is a combination of short presentations (approx. 20 min), panel discussions, poster presentations, and keynote lectures.

Fees

Attendance is free of charge.

Registration

Please register online on our website https://sites.google.com/view/accessingmentalstates/submission with an abstract of up to 800 words (excluding references). We especially welcome submissions from postgraduate and early-career researchers as well as from women and other groups underrepresented in academia.

We offer 10-12 places for short presentations and approx. 30 places for poster presentations. After anonymous abstract review, we will group cohesive submissions and contact the authors if submissions should be presented as a poster or short presentation.

Further information

Please see our website: https://sites.google.com/view/accessingmentalstates

General inquiries

mb-mind-perspectives-please remove this text-@hu-berlin.de

 

 
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