Carlos Orlando Wilches Guzmán

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PositionPhD Student
AddressEHU/UPV, Department of Philosophy, Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20080 Donostia – San Sebastián


I am a student in the Ph.D. program in ʻPhilosophy, Science, and Valuesʼ at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). I am a psychologist interested in the ways humans shape the world and themselves. Initially, I addressed the “hard problem” of consciousness, delving into the explanatory gap between brain and mind in perceptual phenomena. Later, in the master of neurosciences, I researched the influence of learning in unconscious states and its neurophysiological correlations. I also presented a second-person proposal on how to analyze the sensory experience in neurosciences unifying the neurophenomenological approach and the sensorimotor account of consciousness. Subsequently, I worked on how emotions are experienced in adverse events such as war situations and mental illness conditions. I am currently researching the phenomenological capacity of resilience as a continuous process of opening to new affordances that regulate emotional experience and allow us to make sense of life and its adversities.

Research interests

  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Phenomenology
  • Intersubjetivity
  • Resilience
  • Mental Health and Stress
  • 4E Cognition approach


2020-2021: MA Philosophy, Science, and Values, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

2014-2018: MG Neuroscience, National University of Colombia (UNAL).

2008-2013: BA Psychology, National University of Colombia (UNAL).


Colombo-German University Foundation

  • Researcher
  • Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 2022

Los Andes University (EpiAndes)

  • Researcher about theories of behavioral change and promotion of healthy habits.
  • Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 2019

Iberoamericana University Corporation

  • Lecturer:
    • Science and psychology
    • Morphology of the nervous system
    • Psychobiology
    • Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 2019

INCCA University of Colombia

  • Lecturer:
    • Neuropsychology
    • Psychobiology
    • Psychophysiology.
  • Bogotá D.C., Colombia. 2018 – 2018

Minuto de Dios University Corporation

  • Lecturer:
  • Sensation and perception
    • Brain and behavior
    • Cognitive psychology
    • Psychology program research leader
    • Cognitive sciences research group leader.
  • Bogotá D.C.  Colombia 2015 – 2018