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.


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)