Evan Thompson at the Garrison Institute

During the 2011 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Evan Thompson, Professor of Philosopy at the University of Toronto, discusses neurophenomenology (bringing neuroscience together with the perspective of lived experience); the nature of consciousness; the role of philosophy in inquiring about brain and experience; working with Francisco Varela; the work of Thomas Metzinger; Mind and Life’s collaborations among western philosophers and phenomenologists, Buddhist contemplative scholars, neuroscientists and others in the study of consciousness; and the long future of this area of study.