Author: Constanza Baquedano
Bio Note: Constanza Baquedano studied biochemistry and molecular biology at Universidad de Santiago de Chile. She is now a student of the Neuroscience PhD program at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France. She is currently working on her PhD thesis project entitled “Des-automatization through awareness: Electrophysiological and qualitative correlates of meditative states and settings”, directed by Dr. Antoine Lutz and Dr. Diego Cosmelli. Constanza’s doctoral research addresses meditation’s capability to de-automatize recurrent cognitive and neuronal patterns by dismanteling semantic expectations and approach-avoidance tendencies. In order to accomplish this, she takes advantage of both electrophysiological and first person methodologies. Her main interest is understanding how abstract qualities of cognition, such as mental constructs and subjective experience, are precisely transduced into the nervous system and the body. She strongly believes that the conjunction of first person and third person data are necessary to fully address these questions. In this sense, advanced meditators are an excellent model to implement neurophenomenological methodologies, in order to get a more complete description of the mind-body interaction phenomenon.
Affiliation: Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, France
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
Baquedano C. & Fabar C. (2017) Author’s response: Multiple views in search of unifying models. Constructivist Foundations 12(2): 186–189. http://constructivist.info/12/2/186
Baquedano C. & Fabar C. (2017) Modeling subjects’ experience while modeling the experimental design: A mild-neurophenomenology-inspired approach in the piloting phase. Constructivist Foundations 12(2): 166–179. http://constructivist.info/12/2/166