Dr. phil. Marisa Przyrembel
Marisa studied at the Universitè Paul Valéry Montpellier (France), at the Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), and at the University of Erfurt and Jena (Germany), where she received two degrees: one in Philosophy and German Literature (M.A. in 2007) and one in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych. in 2008). Subsequently, she moved to the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science (ZEWW) at the Institute of Philosophy at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. Based at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, she started her PhD in the interdisciplinary project called "The Brain - a Social Organ" in 2009. Here she worked in the field of Philosophy of Mind, and focused specifically on the second person perspective through the lens of developmental and clinical psychology, phenomenology, and social neuroscience. In 2012, she joined the Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen as a visiting researcher, before she defended her PhD thesis at the Humboldt University, Berlin with honors. Since 2013, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany. She is involved in the ReSource Project where she analyzes qualitative data on the first-personal affective, cognitive, and bodily states in the context of meditation practice. Furthermore, she investigates the influence of different motivation systems on selfish vs. prosocial behavior, and examines in particular how human interaction can become more cooperative in response to environmental and internal conditions.
In addition to her academic work, she is a board member of Directors of the Trainer Network for Moral Courage (Trainernetzwerk für Zivilcourage e.V.).