19th Herbstakademie

Embodied Aesthetics: Resonance in Perception, Expression and Therapy

Heidelberg, Germany | October 5-7, 2017

This conference addresses theoretical and applied questions of embodiment:

Keynote speakers

Claus-Christian Carbon Experimental Psychology, Aesthetics, Universität Bamberg
Vittorio Gallese Cognitive Neuroscience, Universita' di Parma
Hermann Haken Synergetics and Systems Theory, Universität Stuttgart
Sander Koole Synchrony, Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Winfried Menninghaus Empirical Aesthetics, Max-Planck-Institut Frankfurt
Hartmut Rosa Resonance, Sociology, Universität Jena
Andrea Schiavio Music Psychology, University of Sheffield, Universität Graz

Johannes Michalak (Witten/Herdecke University),
Miriam Kyselo (Technical University of Berlin) and
Lily Martin & Birgitt Bodingbauer (Alanus University, Alfter & Berlin)
will hold pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, October 4th, 14-18h / 2pm - 6pm.
"Embodiment, mindfulness and the treatment of depression" (Michalak)
"Enacting the Self - A Bodily Exploration of Self with Others" (Kyselo)
"Embodied Aesthetics of Flow – Creating „optimal experiences“ through movement" (Martin & Bodingbauer)

The conference language is English.

This conference is 19th in the Herbstakademie series dedicated to the topic of complex systems in psychology, cognitive science, and related disciplines. Information on previous meetings of the Herbstakademie community is provided here. A list of Herbstakademie publications is this.


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Tschacher
Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Universität Bern


Prof. Dr. Sabine Koch
SRH University Heidelberg,
Alanus University, Alfter


Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs
Klinik für Allgemeine Psychiatrie
Universität Heidelberg