Building a Science of Experience: Neurophenomenology and related disciplines

Camila Valenzuela-Moguillansky (Editor), Alejandra Vásquez-Rosati (Editor), Alexander Riegler (Editor)

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>Context: More than 20 years ago Varela initiated a research program to advance in the scientific study of consciousness, neurophenomenology. > Problem: Has Varela's neurophenomenology, the solution to the "hard problem," been successful? Which issues remain unresolved, and why? > Method: This introduction sketches the progress that has been made since then and links it to the contributions to this special issue. > Results: Instead of a unified research field, today we find a variety of different interpretations and implementations of neurophenomenology. We argue that neurophenomenology needs to give additional attention to its experiential dimension by addressing first-person methods' specific challenges and by rethinking the relationship between the frameworks of the first- and third-person approaches.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherConstructivist Foundations
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameConstructivist Foundations
PublisherVrije Universiteit Brussel
ISSN (Print)1782-348X


  • Explanatory gap
  • First-person methods
  • Micro-phenomenological interview
  • Neurophenomenology


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