I studied biology at the University of Chile, I did a master in cognitive science at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and I obtained a PhD in Cognitive Science at the University Pièrre et Marie Curie in Paris (2012). During my master and PhD in Paris, I especialized in a interview technique of phenomenological inspiration, “L’entretien d’explicitation”, developed to incorporte the experiential dimension of cognitive phenomena in their scientific study. Then, I did a postdoc at the Institute of Complex Systems of Valparaiso with the project “Pain and body awareness: an investigation into bodily experience of fibromyalgia patients”. I also obtained an OCR diploma in circus skills and physical theater at Circomedia in Bristol, and I studied Corporeal mime at the Ecole du mime corporel dramatique in London. From 2002 until 2007 I worked as a performer in numerous site-specific work with the artist Isabel Rocamora. I began to practice Ashtanga yoga in 2000 and I teach it since 2007.


Camila Valenzuela Moguillansky is a Chilean researcher studying the sense of bodily self, particularly exploring the relationship between body awareness and pain, using methodologies from neuroscience, phenomenology and body practices. She is also very much interested on the methodological and epistemological challenges that the study of experience entails.