Micro-phenomenological Examination: Absence and Presence
Test a method for exploring lived experience in detail!
This session guides participants through a practical examination of the micro-phenomenology method – an interview and analysis technique designed to help us become aware of and locate unnoticed elements of experience.
Lucia Barrera will lead a small group in exploring their personal relationship to the sensation of presence and absence. Micro-phenomenology will serve as a tool for self-inquiry, particularly in the context of our intersubjective experience. We will examine the pre-reflective dimension of a singular experience, the sequence in which these aspects appear, and the relationship between them.
Developed by cognitive researcher and phenomenologist Claire Petitmengin, micro-phenomenology is a precise method for the study of experience (Petitmengin, C., & Bitbol, M. 2009). It
Itemerged as a response to philosopher and neuroscientist Francisco Varela's call for a methodological approach to investigating experiential aspects of cognition within the context of his neurophenomenological research program (Varela, 1996).
Lucia is UNSW Scientia PhD Scholar - Mental health and arts-based knowledge creation and a Research Associate with the felt Experience and Empathy Lab (fEEL).
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