Steven Ravett Brown received a B.S. in physics from Duke University in 1968 and an A.B.D. in experimental psychology at the University of Tennessee in 1976. He received a B.A. in music composition from the University of Washington in 1986, an M.A. in human sciences from Saybrook Institute in San Francisco in 1995, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oregon in 2003, with a dissertation on phenomenology and cognitive science. He is currently on the faculty of the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester, working on a project to systematically naturalize phenomenology.