Hanne de Jaegher

Hanne de Jaegher


She currently works as a postdoctoral fellow on the Marie Curie Research Training Project DISCOS [Disorders and Coherence of the Embodied Self] at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Heidelberg.  She is also affiliated with the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, and Centre for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Sussex.


Paper: "Enacting autism: An intercorporeal and intersubjective perspective"

People make sense of their world by interacting with it, prodding and probing it, exploring it, bumping into it. This goes for persons with and persons without autism, but there seem to be specific differences between these groups in how they do it. Using the enactive notions of sense-making and participatory sense-making, I look at autism as a different corporeality and show what this does in the social encounters of people with autism. This sheds a particular light on the themes of intercorporeality and intersubjectivity.

Hanne studied Philosophy in Brussels, and then Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex.