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Anne Felsenheimer

Former Fulbright Fellow

Anne Felsenheimer is a M.D. and was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Vanderbilt. Her work explores the intersection of words, meaning and context, with a focus on pragmatic language in psychiatric disorders. Her current research on the coupling of mind and body in the (de)coupling of word and meaning brings together both cognitive and embodied perspectives. Originally from Germany, Anne studied psychology, philosophy and medicine at the University of Heidelberg, Tübingen, Vienna and Charité Berlin before coming to Nashville. Her medical PhD focused on  irony and metaphor comprehension in patients with schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder.  She is currently doing her second PhD at the Max Planck School of Cognition, where she works with Patrick Haggard, Isabel Dziobek and Brigitte Röder focusing on body-mind interactions