Blog: interviews on loneliness and dissociative identity disorder

Two recent interviews on the Imperfect Cognitions blog: Valeria Motta interviews Steve Cole on the experience of loneliness in humans and nonhumans http://imperfectcognitions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/interview-with-steve-cole-on-loneliness.html Magdalena Antrobus interviews Michelle Maiese on Dissociative Identity Disorder http://imperfectcognitions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/on-dissociative-identity-disorder.html

Workshop: Phenomenology, anxiety and breath

Friday March 17 2017, 9.30-4.30. Advance notice for this workshop, which is sponsored by the generous support of the Wellcome Trust. Speakers: Dylan Trigg (UCD), The phenomenology of anxiety Ulrika Maude (Bristol), DH Lawrence and the body Michael Lewis (Newcastle), Breath in the history of philosophy Petr Kouba (Prague), On Nancy’s ‘The Intruder’ Emiliano Trizio (UWE), […]

Play: Still Ill

November 1st – 19th, New Diorama Theatre, London. ★★★★ “An intricately-layered, exquisitely detailed piece from rising stars Kandinsky” TimeOut ★★★★ “Fascinating, layered, intelligent” The Stage ★★★★★ “Breathtaking stuff… an enormously affecting bit of theatre” London City Nights ★★★★ “A sophisticated, intriguing and enlightening production” London Theatre1 As common on neurology wards as MS, Functional Neurological Disorder […]

Seminar: Decision-making capacity in patients with mental disorders

TUESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2016, 16.00. Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Rd SE5 9RJ Professor Jochen Vollman will speak on “Decision-making capacity in patients with mental disorders” Professor Vollman is a psychiatrist and medical ethicist. He is Professor and Director of the Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at Ruhr University Bochum. He is […]

Seminar: Delusional Reasoning

27 October 2016 – 16:30-18:00 Philosophy and Medicine seminar King’s Building, K-1.56, King’s College London, Strand Campus Matthew Parrott, KCL Philosophy Abstract: In psychiatric textbooks and diagnostic manuals delusions are typically characterized in terms of impaired reasoning or as manifestations of irrationality. Yet it remains unclear what precisely is irrational about delusional patterns of thinking. […]

Debate: There is no art to find the mind’s construction within the asylum

26th October, 4.30-7pm, 2016. Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BX The ‘Raving’ and ‘Melancholy’ Debates Curated by Dr Deji Ayonrinde, Consultant Psychiatrist Join us for the inaugural event in a specially curated programme of debates designed to promote active dialogue about national and global issues relevant to mental health, […]