Georg Northoff

I am a philosopher, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, holding degrees in all three disciplines. Being originally from Germany, I am now working in Ottawa/Canada where I research the relationship between the brain and mind in its various facets. The question driving me is: why and how can our brain construct subjective phenomena like self, consciousness, emotions.


Time and the brain: why is that relevant for mental features.


The Spontaneous Brain
From the Mind–Body to the World–Brain Problem

A new book by Dr. Northoff published by MIT press, 2018

An argument for a Copernican revolution in our consideration of mental features—a shift in which the world-brain problem supersedes the mind-body problem.
Watch the introduction here.

MIT Press Flyer ( PDF ) Author’s Main Arguments ( Document ,  Slides )

MIT Press Flyer (PDF)
Author’s Main Arguments (Document, Slides)

Neuropsychodynamic Psychiatry
A new book by Dr. Northoff published by Springer, 2018

Bridges the gap between psychodynamic conceptions of the individual and neurobiological models of psychiatric disorders. Discusses the neuro-ecological model of the brain in psychiatric disorders.

Springer Flyer ( PDF )

Springer Flyer (PDF)