Constanza Baquedano Larraín earned her degree in Biochemistry at the University of Santiago de Chile, her Master’s degree in Neuroscience at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and her dual Doctorate in Neuroscience through a joint supervision between the Claude Bernard
University Lyon 1 in Lyon, France, and the Catholic University of Chile. Dr. Baquedano researches mindfulness meditation and other contemplative techniques, employing a multidisciplinary and diversified methodology that encompasses both third-person quantitative measurements—including molecular methods, autonomic system electrophysiology, electroencephalographic (EEG) measurements, and behavioral assessments—as well as first-person qualitative measurements such as self-reports and interviews, in an attempt to provide a “neurophenomenological” approach to the phenomena she studies.

Dr. Baquedano is co-founder and president of the Andean Resilience Foundation, for the conservation of mountain ecosystems, She is also co-founder and vice president of the EcoH Foundation, for the study of human consciousness ( Constanza is member of the Mind & Life Institute and the International Society for Contemplative Research. She is currently an assistant professor at the Faculty of Psychology at Adolfo Ibáñez University and a Researcher at the Center for Social and Cognitive Neuroscience (CSCN) from the same university, and she has both national (FONDECYT) and international (Varela Award) funds to finance her research lines.

Research areas: Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation, Connection with Nature, Subjective Realism, Non-ordinary States of Consciousness, Contemplative Traditions, Approach and Avoidance Tendencies and Neurophenomenology.

This profile was last updated on January 9, 2024

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