Vera Pereira

Vera Pereira

Vera Pereira was born in Lisbon in 1981. She has a Ph.D in Evolutionary Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Lisbon and is also graduated in Clinical Psychology from the same institution.

Her PH.D thesis was about the psychological origins of afterlife beliefs. She applied an evolutionary and interdisciplinary approach to the study of religious thought in line with current work done in the field of Cognitive Science of Religion.

She is a founding member of the Interdisciplinary Association for the Study of Mind, an association founded in 2010 in Lisbon with the goal of promoting the study of mind’s nature and functioning from an interdisciplinary perspective, considering diverse approaches such as: philosophical, scientific, artistic and religious.

Her research skills include experience in the application of qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques, using software such as NVIVO and SPSS.

Research interests: Levels of self-awareness; Self phenomenology, Techniques for enhancing self-experience; Altered Self and altered self-experience; Mindfulness and self-experience; Mindfulness and mental health; Intuitive mind-body dualistic reasoning, Evolution and ontogenetic development of the Self, Theory of Mind, Social Cognition, Cognitive Science of Religion, Evolutionary psychology.

At IFILNOVA - FCSH-UNL she is dedicated to research on the following topics: Self and Consciousness and Philosophy of Psychiatry and Mental Ilness. She has also been working on the Sarsaw project in IFILNOVA..

Publications:

Pereira, V. (Forthcoming). Mindfulness and self-experience: no-self consciousness or empty-self consciousness? In J. Gonçalves & A. Gerner (Eds.) The Altered Self and Altered Self-Experience.

Pereira, V. (2012). Origens psicológicas das crenças na vida após a morte: aplicação de uma perspectiva evolutiva ao estudo do pensamento religioso. (Dissertação de Doutoramento). Faculdade de Psicologia da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa.

Pereira, V., Faísca, L., & Sá-Saraiva, R. (2012). Immortality of the Soul as an Intuitive Idea: Towards a psychological explanation of the origins of afterlife beliefs. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 12, 101-128

Selected communications:

Pereira,V., Gonçalves,J., Ramalho,D., Sousa, L., & Fonseca, J. (2014, Março). Conceito de Self na Filosofia, Psicologia e Neurociências: Resultados preliminares de um estudo qualitativo. Ciclo de conferências 2014, ISPA-Instituto Universitário, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pereira, V., Hipólito, I., & Gonçalves, J. (2014, Março). Self as Other, Others as Selves: ‘Self’ and ‘Other’ as mutually dependent concepts. Self and Social (International workshop), IFILNOVA, FCSH-UNL, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pereira, V. (2014, Fevereiro). Levels of self-awareness and modalities of self-referential processing: Between Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience. Neurophilosophy, Self, and Brain (International workshop), IFILNOVA, FCSH-UNL, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pereira, V. (2013, Novembro). Autismo: uma perturbação do Self? Comunicação apresentada no seminário do Internato de Psiquiatria, coordenado pelo Prof. Doutor Cabral Fernandes, numa parceira com o projecto "Fundamentos Cognitivos do Si" IFL, FSCH-UNL. Hospital Júlio de Matos, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pereira, V. (2013, Janeiro). Self-consciousness and psychological distress: the dark side of objective self-awareness. Comunicação oral apresentada no Workshop “Alterações da Experiência de Si” realizado no âmbito do projecto “Fundamentos cognitivos do Si” no Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.

Events

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Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão IX: Susana Duarte e Maria Filomena Molder

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

July 05, 2018

Book Launch: Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and social values with Thomas Fuchs

Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and…

June 25, 2018

O Euro e a soberania económica

Conferência internacional

June 22, 2018

Workshop: Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation

The idea of the workshop is to explore the blurred…

June 22, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "Another Italian thought: elite theory and political realism"

June 21, 2018

Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

International Conference

June 21, 2018

Katharina Stevens, 18 June 2018, 14h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Argument-Design through Role-Taking"

June 18, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão Especial "Double Bill: Apropos London"

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

June 04, 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

June 01, 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

May 30, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VIII: Ana Mira e Susana Ventura

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 29, 2018

Dima Mohammed, 28 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Proposals for the examination of networked…

May 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"

May 24, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

May 23, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

May 16, 2018

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

May 16, 2018

Rules, normativity and values: revisiting the Kantian perspective and its critics

EpLab Conference

May 14, 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

May 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"

May 10, 2018

"The Phantasy-Subject: Phenomenology of Image and Aesthetic Experience"

International Workshop

May 09, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VII: Paulo Catrica e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 24, 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"

April 19, 2018

The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold

held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute) | CineLAB Seminar

April 19, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"

April 05, 2018

CultureLab | General Seminar

Seminário mensal do culturelab, Humberto Brito

April 03, 2018

Workshop: "Cuidado de Si: Perspectivas Antigas e Contemporâneas"

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 23, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VI: Bruno Duarte & Alexandra Fortes

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

March 22, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

Institutions

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FCSH