Minding the Brain

A Guide to Philosophy and Neuroscience

by Georg Northoff


This will be essential reading for anyone interested in the nature of consciousness. It is wonderful to see an accomplished neuroscientist and philosopher craft such a comprehensive, and sorely needed, account of this interdisciplinary topic. -Jakob Hohwy, Philosophy & Cognition Lab, Monash University, Australia.
With great clarity and panache, Northoff abstracts the history of consciousness and the biology of mind into crystal clear arguments that all students of philosophy and neuroscience will appreciate. This superb text will become a treasured resource for all who wish to understand both historical and future trajectories of reasoning about our mental apparatus. -Jaak Panksepp, Professor of Neuroscience and Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being Science, Washington State University.
Minding the Brain is a very rich work of original synthesis and integration. In clear and inspired prose Northoff guides the reader through some of the hottest issues in cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind. A must read. -Vittorio Gallese MD, Professor of Physiology, Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Italy.