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Introduction to the Microphenomenological Interview

Pre-conference workshop

This workshop is an initiation to microphenomenology, a sophisticated semi-structured interview technique developed by Pierre Vermersch and Claire Petitmengin to elicit fine-grained and reliable introspective and retrospective descriptions of subjective experience. The microphenomenological interview technique was designed in the spirit of Francisco Varela’s neurophenomenological program, which aimed at bridging the gap between the methods of neuroscience and the study of first-person experience. In this workshop, participants will learn how to interview a subject with the goal of gaining insight into the lived experience of a short conscious episode while minimizing the risk of confabulation. The workshop will involve several practice sessions in small group, and focus in particular on the application of the technique to the scientific study of altered states of consciousness.



September 5th 2019




Langenbeck-Virchow Haus, Room: August Bier
Raphaël Millière

Raphaël Millière

University of Oxford, PhD candidate in philosophy more about the speaker
Emily Hammond

Emily Hammond

University of Exeter, Graduate Student more about the speaker

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Conference tickets

With your ticket you will have access to the whole conference - with keynotes, panels, round tables, posters and daylight social events. We will ask for a small extra fee for the Friday evening social program. The pre-conference workshops have to be booked separately and each workshop needs an individual ticket. By clicking on "Book now" below you also have the option to buy your workshop tickets.

*Reduced fees apply to students, cooperation partners as well as unemployed and retired individuals who have a monthly net income below 840,- €. Proof of status will be required.

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Catering service


With this ticket you can use the catering service all inclusive for three days. The service includes coffee, water, tea and fruit.


after 14 April 2019

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