Oren Bader

Oren Bader
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology | technion · Department of Humanitieis and Art

Ph.D.

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Introduction
I'm a phenomenologist and a philosopher of science. My interdisciplinary studies combine empirical, psychopathological, and philosophical resources to characterize the subjective and neurocognitive underpinnings of social attention and perception and their modifications within mental disorders. Current project: Inter Group Relation and Empathy - The Impact of Group Identification on Empathic Experiences
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April 2018 - August 2020
Universität Heidelberg
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  • PostDoc Position
March 2017 - April 2018
Tel Aviv University
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  • PostDoc Position

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Being in the bodily presence of others facilitates important perceptual, social, and informational advantages. For example, it enables direct access to other subjects’ embodied perspectives, motivates intersubjective engagements, and is involved in the construction of shared experiences and joint actions. These advantages are based on and gained th...
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Mental disorders often involve changes in the way subjects attend to other people. However, the nature of these modifications and how they unfold in different pathologies are not sufficiently clear. This article addresses these issues from the perspective of phenomenological psychopathology. The primary goal of the article is to suggest a new way o...
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The neuroscience of empathy has enormously expanded in the past two decades, thereby making instrumental progress for the understanding of neural substrates involved in affective and cognitive aspects of empathy. Yet, these conclusions have relied on ultrasimplified tasks resulting in the affective/cognitive dichotomy that was often modeled and ove...
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Oblak et al. portray perceptual presence (PP) as an individually driven reflective operation. I question their account and suggest that PP involves a socially induced pre-reflective awareness of the lived environment. Within this primary framework, the wholeness of things is available to the subject, and deeper examination of perceived objects (if...
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Phenomenological approaches suggest that the bodily presence of others has a profound influence on the experience of social spaces. This intimate relationship is particularly evident in mental disorders. Investigations into the nature of intersubjectivity in various pathologies indicate that modifications to the capacity for social perception play...
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Living with others is a key factor shaping our urban life. Their bodily presence scaffolds our social world and is involved in the way the built environment appears to us. In this article we highlight the influence of the embodied presence of other human beings on the constitution of a special type of urban architecture — the extraordinary architec...
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This article explores the relationship between the bodily presence of other humans in the lived urban world and the experience of everyday architecture. We suggest, from the perspectives of phenomenology and architecture, that being in the company of others changes the way the built environment appears to subjects, and that this enables us to perfo...
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Attending to bodily expression of emotions plays an important role in the human social world. It provides subjects with valuable information, constructs opportunities to act, and importantly, as Daniel Stern pointed out, it is involved in the constitution of the direct experience of others. Whether mutual or one-sided, these direct experiences, in...

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Special issue of Psychopathology on Space, Social Perception, and Mental Disorders The special issue brings together under one roof phenomenological, psychopathological, and psychological approaches to disturbances of space and social perception in mental disorders.
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Goal: One-day workshop, Heidelberg University Hospital, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, July, the 2nd, 2019 Social impairments are a key feature of mental disorders. As Thomas Fuchs (2010) suggests, a mental illness is always a disturbance of the patient’s experiential relation to others. This can occur at different levels of embodiment, inter-corporeality, and inter-affectivity. The close relationship between mental disorders and impaired sociality is reflected from a growing body of research. Ample evidence indicates that discrepancies in establishing intersubjective engagements in subjects with mental pathologies involve loss of social capacities and predispositions, such as joint attention and collective intentionality. The loss of these valuable properties of human intersubjectivity impairs the capacity to cooperate with others and prevents the patients from attaining crucial social affordances. Nonetheless, whether the patient’s capacity to engage with others involves primary social-perceptual anomalies or amounts to difficulties in participating in communal activities, it seems that these shortages stem from a fundamental disturbance at a subjective and intersubjective level. The goal of our one-day workshop is to address these issues from a phenomenological perspective. Phenomenological approaches shed light on the experiential features of human sociality, such as empathy, ‘we’-relationships and emotional sharing and help to facilitate a systematic exploration of various subjective and intersubjective experiential anomalies (Sass et al. 2017). By suggesting phenomenological tools for the study of social impairments we aim to foster a cross-disciplinary discussion on the experiential nature and scope of deficits in interpersonal engagements in mental illnesses.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20539320.2016.1256065 This article explores the relationship between the bodily presence of other humans in the lived urban world and the experience of everyday architecture. We suggest, from the perspectives of phenomenology and architecture, that being in the company of others changes the way the built environment appears to subjects, and that this enables us to perform simple daily tasks while still attending to the built environment (to a certain, relatively minimal degree). Our analysis shows that in mundane urban settings attending to the environment involves a unique attentional mode, which does not rely on concentrating on, or appreciating the architectural objects, but rather on social attention and on the subject’s kinesthesis in relation to the built environment.