Dr. Matthew Broome (Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Warwick)
Dr. Broome is a psychiatrist with considerable expertise on depression. He has also published important papers in phenomenology and philosophy of psychiatry and done a lot of work on neuro-imaging. Hence he will play a pivotal role in linking various aspects of the project together and keeping us informed of current developments in psychiatry.
Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler (Institute of Ethnology, FU Berlin)
Professor Röttger-Rössler has published widely on topics such as Emotion, Gender, Life History and (Auto-)biographical Narrating, Anthropology of Childhood and Youth, Cognitive Anthropology, and Indonesian and Malay literatures. She was co-director of the ZiF-research group on ‘emotions as bio-cultural processes’ from 2003-2006. Currently she is working on the topics “Cultural Models, Social Interaction, and Individual Experience. Towards a Social Anthropological Theory of Emotions”, and on “Fault Lines of Emotion Cultures: On the Clash of Feeling Rules in the Context of Migration”.
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Henrik Walter (Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charite Berlin)
Professor Walter’s main research foci are the Social, Cognitive and Affective Neurosciences (SCAN) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as well as neurophilosophy and neuroethics. Clinically, the focus is on the major psychoses, experimental psychopathology and neuropsychotherapy. Together with Achim Stephan, he co-directs the animal emotionale project funded by the VolkswagenStiftung.
Dr. Jan Slaby (Languages of Emotion, FU Berlin)
Dr. Slaby works on the philosophy of emotions, philosophy of personhood, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, critical philosophy of science (particularly cognitive science and neuroscience), Heidegger and Kant.