From Brain Dynamics to the Mind

From Brain Dynamics to the Mind

Spatiotemporal Neuroscience

1st Edition - August 1, 2023

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  • Author: Georg Northoff
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219355

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From Brain Dynamics to the Mind: Spatiotemporal Neuroscience explores how the self and consciousness is related to neural events. Sections in the book cover existing models used to describe the mind/brain problem, recent research on brain mechanisms and processes and what they tell us about the self, consciousness and psychiatric disorders. The book presents a spatiotemporal approach to understanding the brain and the implications for artificial intelligence, novel therapies for psychiatric disorders, and for ethical, societal and philosophical issues. Pulling concepts from neuroscience, psychology and philosophy, the book presents a modern and complete look at what we know, what we can surmise, and what we may never know about the distinction between brain and mind.

Key Features

  • Reviews models of understanding the mind/brain problem
  • Identifies neural processes involved in consciousness, sense of self and brain function
  • Includes concepts and research from neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science and philosophy
  • Discusses implications for AI, novel therapies for psychiatric disorders and issues of ethics
  • Suggests experimental designs and data analyses for future research on the mind/brain issue


Graduate and postgraduate students, neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, biologists

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Dynamic brain – different models
    1: Dynamics in world and brain
    2: Dynamic and cognition
    3: Dynamic and prediction
    4: Dynamic and embodiment
    5: Research methods

    Part II: Dynamic transformation – from brain to mind
    6: Self
    7: Consciousness
    8: Mind wandering
    9: Psychiatric disorders
    10: Research methods

    Part III: Dynamic mind – social, ethical, and philosophical issues
    11: Artificial intelligence
    12: Novel mind therapies
    13: Problems of consciousness
    14: Mind-body problem
    15: Copernican revolution

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: August 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219355

About the Author

Georg Northoff

Dr. Northoff is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the University of Ottawa. He has global outreach with world-wide collaborations and affiliations. The main focus of his research is on unravelling the connection of brain and mind, that is, how neuronal activity transforms into mental activity. He is world-wide known for his work on the neuroscience of self and consciousness, psychiatric disorders, and neurophilosophy. Additionally, he published several major books on major neuroscientific, psychiatric and neurophilosophical issues which have been translated into several languages.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dr. Northoff is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the University of Ottawa.

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