Phenomenological Reviews

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Embodiment and affectivity in Moebius syndrome and schizophrenia

a phenomenological analysis

Joel Krueger(Department of Psychology, University of Exeter)Mads Gram Henriksen(Center for Subjectivity Research, Københavns Universitet)

pp. 249-267


In this comparative study, Joel Kreuger and Mads Gram Henriksen examine experiential disruptions of embodiment and affectivity in Moebius Syndrome and schizophrenia. They suggest that using phenomenological resources to explore these experiences may provide a better understanding of what it's like to live with these conditions, and that such an understanding may have significant therapeutic value. Additionally, they suggest that this sort of phenomenologically informed comparative analysis can shed light on the importance of embodiment and affectivity for the constitution of a sense of self and interpersonal relatedness in normal conditions.

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Simmons J Aaron, Hackett James Edward (2016) Phenomenology for the twenty-first century. New York, Palgrave Macmillan.

Pages: 249-267

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55039-2_13

Full citation:

Krueger Joel, Henriksen Mads Gram (2016) „Embodiment and affectivity in Moebius syndrome and schizophrenia: a phenomenological analysis“, In: J.A. Simmons & J.E. Hackett (eds.), Phenomenology for the twenty-first century, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 249–267.