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Giovanna Colombetti is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter, UK. She works on embodied and enactive cognition, emotions, phenomenology and embodiment. Her most recent publication is an article co-authored with Eder Zavala, titled "Are emotions based in the brain? A critique of affective brainocentrism from a physiological perspective," published in Biology and Philosophy in August 2019.

Sanneke de Haan works as a postdoctoral researcher at Tilburg University. Her main research interests are philosophy of psychiatry, phenomenological psychopathology, and enactivism. She currently works on relational authenticity in psychiatry. Recent publications include The existential dimension in psychiatry: an enactive framework (Mental Health, Religion & Culture 2017) and Becoming more oneself? Changes in personality following DBS treatment for psychiatric disorders: Experiences of OCD patients and general considerations (PLoS ONE 2017). In the spring of 2020 her book Enactive Psychiatry will appear with Cambridge University Press.

Daria Dibitonto teaches Moral Philosophy and Psychology at the High Academy of Religious Sciences in Novara (Italy). She pursued her PhD in Philosophy at the Avogadro University of West Piedmont, where she worked as a researcher in philosophy and psychopathology in cooperation with the Public Mental Health Centre in Chieri (Turin), spending some research months at the University Clinic of Heidelberg with Professor Thomas Fuchs. After having graduated in Psychological Sciences at the University of Turin, she is now getting her master's degree in Clinical Psychology. She has published two books and several papers. To be mentioned: No Non-sense without Imagination: Schizophrenic Delusion as Reified Imaginings Unchallengeable by Perception (2014) in M. Cappuccio, T. Froese, Enactive Cognition at the Edge of Sense-Making: Making sense of non-sense, Palgrave Macmillan and Phenomenological Psychopathology: From Spatial Disorder to the Problem of Disembodied Desire (2014), in "Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia."

Caitrin Donovan is a PhD candidate in the School for History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney, and Research Associate for Paul Griffiths' Australian Laureate Fellowship A Philosophy of Medicine for the 21st Century. Her research interests are at the intersection of philosophy of cognitive science, biology and medicine, with a special focus on philosophy of psychiatry.

Thomas Fuchs, MD, PhD, is Karl Jaspers Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry and Head of the Section "Phenomenological Psychopathology and Psychotherapy" at the Psychiatric Department, University of Heidelberg. His major research interests include phenomenological psychopathology and psychology as well as phenomenology and cognitive neuroscience. Recent books: Ecology of the brain (forthcoming) Oxford: Oxford University Press. C. Durt, T. Fuchs, C. Tewes (Eds.) (2018) Embodiment, enaction, and culture. Investigating the constitution of the shared world. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Shaun Gallagher is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis, and Professorial Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong (Australia). He is also Honorary Professor of Health Sciences at Tromsø University (Norway). He held the Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Research Fellow (2012–2018). Publications include Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind (OUP, 2017); The Neurophenomenology of Awe and Wonder (2015); Phenomenology (2012); The Phenomenological Mind (with Dan Zahavi, 2012); and How the Body Shapes the Mind (2005). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

Richard G.T. Gipps is a philosopher and clinical psychologist working as a psychotherapist with adults and students in Oxford UK where he's also an associate of the Faculty of Philosophy. Clinical and theoretical interests include the phenomenological understanding of psychosis, the nature of psychoanalytic explanation, the character of effective psychotherapy, the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the significance of loneliness. Together with Michael Lacewing he edited the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, and together with Sanneke de Haan has written on 'Schizophrenic autism' for the Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology, both published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.

Gerrit Glas is professor of Philosophy of Neuroscience at Amsterdam UMC and holds an endowed chair in Christian philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is also practicing psychiatrist and director of residency training in Dimence Groep, hospital for mental health care in the province of Overijssel (Netherlands). He publishes on topics at the interface between psychiatry, philosophy, neuroscience, ethics, and religion. His most recent book is Person-centered Care in Psychiatry. Self-relational, Contextual, and Normative Perspectives (Routledge 2019).

Dominic Murphy's main areas of interest are in the philosophy of the cognitive and biological sciences, especially issues in psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience. He has further interests in evolutionary theory, the history and philosophy of biology and medicine, moral psychology, epistemology and bioethics.

Louis A. Sass, PhD, is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University. Sass is the author of Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought and of The Paradoxes of Delusion: Wittgenstein, Schreber, and the Schizophrenic Mind. He has published articles on schizophrenia, phenomenological psychopathology, psychoanalysis, hermeneutics, and the thought of Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Foucault—as well as on modernism/postmodernism and other cultural issues. A revised edition of Madness and Modernism, recently published by Oxford University Press, was awarded the BMA: British Medical Association First Prize as best book in the field of psychiatry for 2018.

Dan J. Stein is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town, Director of the South African Medical Research Council's Unit on Risk & Resilience in Mental Disorders, and Scientific Director of UCT's Neuroscience Institute. Dan Stein's training includes doctoral degrees in both clinical neuroscience and philosophy, and a post-doctoral fellowship in psychopharmacology. He is a clinician-scientistadvocate whose work has long focused on anxiety and related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive spectrum conditions and posttraumatic stress disorder; his publications include "Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Happy Pills, Smart Pills, Pep Pills."

Henrik Walter, MD, PhD, Professor for Psychiatry, Psychiatric Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy, Director of the Research Division of Mind and Brain, Deputy Director of the Department for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, CCM (Research) Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany.

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