TPABProject reference: 624968
Funded under :
Toward a Phenomenology of the Anxious Body
Total cost:EUR 263 058,3
EU contribution:EUR 263 058,3
Topic(s):FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IOF - Marie Curie Action: "International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development"
Call for proposal:FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IOFSee other projects for this call
Funding scheme:MC-IOF - International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF)
"The project, Toward a Phenomenology of the Anxious Body (TPAB), is a study of anxiety, which employs an interdisciplinary methodology involving philosophy, cognitive science, and psychoanalysis. Anxiety is the most common form of mental illness in the US and UK, affecting 18% of the population in the US and 13% in the UK. Despite this, a rigorous analysis of anxiety at both an experiential and conceptual level remains overlooked. The project attends to this oversight. To achieve this, the project uses an original and novel methodology that combines a first-person perspective with state-of-the-art research in cognitive science. The project involves spending two years during the outgoing phase at the University of Memphis, School of Philosophy where the applicant will gain technical and complementary skills by working with the leading figure in embodied cognition, Shaun Gallagher. Dr. Trigg will then return to University College Dublin, School of Philosophy for the final year, where he will transfer knowledge acquired in the outgoing phase under the mentorship of Dermot Moran, the leading specialist in phenomenology. The research findings are then implemented during the return phase at policy level through collaborative research with medical practitioners. The training objective for the project is to gain the necessary skills required to becoming an independent researcher at a leading research institution in the EU. This objective is possible thanks to several factors, such as the expertise of the host departments, the excellent infrastructure in place, and the existing synergy between the outgoing and return scientists-in-charge. The impact of the TPAB project on EU Excellence will be to position the issue of anxiety on the research horizon; to diversify the research horizon through the novel methodology; and to make an enduring contribution to the EU strategy for the future of mental health by tackling societal challenges such as stigma and exclusion."
EU contribution: EUR 263 058,3
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