Summer course

Towards a better understanding of mental disorder:

exploring the common space between neurobiology and phenomenology

Fellowships until April 26

Mental disorder is one of the critical challenges of current medicine, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clinically treated by psychologists and psychiatrists and investigated by neuroscientists and philosophers, there is no agreement on either considering it as the product of brain malfunctioning or a global affectation of the person. Which one of these points of view is more adequate? Is mental illness a brain disorder or a pathology affecting the human being as a whole? This seminar course has four main goals: 1) Describe brain alterations in schizophrenia, dementia and addiction; 2) From an embodied-cognition perspective, explain these disorders as impairments of the person and their relationship with the environment; 3) Find the shared space where both views can contribute to a better understanding of mental illness; 4) Discuss the ethical issues arising from these viewpoints.

PROGRAM

Directors:

Javier Bernácer María
Javier Bernacer is the Scientific Director of the International Center of Neuroscience and Ethics (CINET) and research fellow in the Mind-Brain Group (Institute for Culture and Society, University of Navarra)

Miguel Ángel García Cabezas
Miguel Ángel García-Cabezas is a professor in the Department of Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroscience at the Autonomous University of Madrid

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exploring the common space between neurobiology and phenomenology