Alva Noë

University of California, Berkeley

What He Studies

The nature of mind and human experience, perception and consciousness, art and human nature.

in the news

Alva Noë on Embodied Consciousness

Philosopher Alva Noë says it's a mistake to regard consciousness as strictly a product of our brain. He says consciousness is something we do; it springs from our body's interacting with the world around us.
— To the Best of Our Knowledge


Art and the Limits of Neuroscience

What is art? What does art reveal about human nature? The trend these days is to approach such questions in the key of neuroscience.
— The Stone, Opinionator, The New York Times



Department of Philosophy
Moses Hall 2390
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2390

Phone: 510-643-8412