CRC 991

B06: Frames in psychiatric classification

Funding period: 01.07.2011 - 30.06.2015

The project deals with the definition and classification of mental disorders using Barsalou's frame theory. Frame theory promises to provide the scaffold for a more systematic and stringent conception and representation of mental disorders. Essential to this project is the analysis of mental disorders based on mental capacities and functions which a person has, such as perception of exterior objects, proprioception, self-consciousness and others. In this way, the project explores these opportunities to establish a novel basis in frame theory for the debate on the classification and conceptualization of mental disorders and to link it to a general theory of the architecture of the mind.

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. med.  Jürgen Zielasek
LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 922-20 19
Email: juergen.zielaseklvrde

Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vosgerau
Institut für Philosophie
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-105 25
Email: vosgerauphil.uni-duesseldorfde 


Wolfgang Gaebel
Phone: +49 211 922-2000
Email: wolfgang.gaebeluni-duesseldorfde 

Alexander auf der Straße
Phone: +49 211 81-12321
Email: aufderstrasse at

Olga Graf
Phone: +49 211 922-2782
Email: Olga.Graflvrde

Leon Galushko
Phone: +49 211 922-3774
Email: leon.galushkolvrde

Former employees:

Patrice Soom
Phone: +49 211 81-031 73