Kristian Møller Moltke Martiny
Kristian Møller Moltke Martiny


Primary fields of research

Phenomenology, Embodied Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Open Science

Fields of interest

Open Cognitive Science: how cognitive science is (can be) relevant for, and contribute to, other academic disciplines and non-academic areas.    

Current research

  • Developing the use of phenomenological interviews (2nd person method) to understand exceptional cases of embodiment.
  • Questioning neurological, computational and predictive models for explaining 'motor control' by focus on Cerebral Palsy as a case study.
  • Studying the role of bodily self-consciousness in social understanding by looking at people with Cerebral Palsy (CP).
  • Applying research from phenomenology and embodied cognitive science to the development of habilitation strategies and technologies for brain damage, primarily Cerebral Palsy.


At the Faculty of Humanities my research is used as an example of the impact the humanities researchers have on society.
Read the case: Philosophy as a tool to improve habilitation.


I teach on the applied aspects of philosophy and phenomenology. This I have done in relation to the BA course 'Applied Philosophy' and as part of the MA-program, Cognition and Communication.

I supervise MA-students in topics related to philosophy of mind and phenomenology, mostly with an applied focus (e.g. applied in relation to design development, to healthcare for persons with physical and psychological disabilities, and to understanding art, media and science/healthcare communication). I co-supervise PhD-students in relation to the use phenomenological (qualitative) method for understanding and developing healthcare solutions for persons with physical and psychological disabilities. 

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