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  4. Time and self in schizophrenia: How to approach this question experimentally

Dec

02

Wednesday

Time and self in schizophrenia: How to approach this question experimentally

1.00pm

Seminars

Public

This event will be held online via Zoom.

Speaker: Dr. Anne Giersch

Phenomenologists have long reported a breakdown of the experience of time in patients with schizophrenia, with a disruption of the sense of time continuity, and a lack of immersion in the environment. They had also proposed that this breakdown originates a disorder of the ‘minimal’ and ‘bodily’ self. Modern approaches explore these hypotheses with both phenomenological and experimental methods.

Unravelling the mechanisms underlying the strange experiences of patients reveals that the experience of time continuity, or passage of time, is not the given it seems, but involves a range of sensory discrimination and predictions that structure events in time. Studies further give support to the link between time experience and the sense of self.

I will briefly summarize data obtained on time experiments in patients with schizophrenia. I will detail more recent results obtained in motor control and in perception suggesting that patients with schizophrenia have difficulties to integrate discrete events in the temporal flow of conscious experience.

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1.00pm - 2.00pmWednesday 2nd December 2020