Solving the World-Brain Problem

by Filip Stawski, Mateusz Tofilski
Bydgoszcz Philosophical Magazine, April 2019

Shattering the self

by Ella Rhodes, The Psychologist journal

Feeling Yourself, interview with Dr. Northoff in a podcast from Klipsun magazine

On this episode of Klipsun Out Loud, Walker Sacon explores neurophilosophy and the neuroscience of self with renowned neuroscientist and philosopher Georg Northoff.

Dr. Northoff is interviewed at the Integrated Neuroethics Research with Dr. Matthew A. Butkus

Catatonia: A Guide for Clinicians
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Slides form a talk given in 2016

Exploring Neuro-Philosophy: A David Van Nuys interview with Georg Northoff
The Neuropsychotherapist

Research could lead to new, individualized treatment for bipolar disorder

Ottawa-led breakthrough could hold key to 'holy grail' of depression research

Dr. Northoff is interviewed on Health Headlines with Dr. Barry Dworkin

Report on Georg Northoff speaking on Cultural Neuroscience at NIH Seminar Series

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Gala: A Night of Magic and Medicine.
Link with pictures

RCI Interview on Suicide with Dr. Georg Northoff

CJAD Radio Interview

Interview with Dr. Georg Northoff

Radio Interview News Talk 610

Where does hopeless live in your brain?
Ottawa Citizen, August 14, 2014

The Brain and Chocolate Cake

A coffee house conversation from Minding the Brain.

TVO: The Agenda, January 21, 2014
The Mysteries of the Mind

New views of the unconscious are giving fresh insights on how it serves as a resource for the conscious in our everyday lives. In this second instalment of our Mysteries of the Mind series, The Agenda explores the unconscious.

View the recording at TVO

Talk about depression and catatonia

See videos of Dr. Georg Northoff giving talks at the 23rd annual meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (March 21-24, 2012 in Sheraton New Orleans).Talk about depression (follow this link) and talk about catatonia (follow this link)

Radio Interview on CFRA Ottawa

Dr. Georg Northoff discusses early  brain development and mental health with Steve Madely on CFRA Ottawa.

The Globe and Mail:
"Mental illness ‘a tsunami of economic loss’ in the workplace"

Barrie McKenna, Lisa Priest
Published Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011

“The brain relates us to the environment via its resting state activity”

Center for Process Studies, 10/6/11
Follow this link to see the first part of the video.

New study looks at preventing suicide

Jessica Smith, Metro News
Published: October 19, 2011 11:37 p.m.

Dr. Georg Northoff, director of the Mind, Brain Imaging and Neuroethics Unit of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, is leading a large study of teenage and college-age students who have suicidal thoughts or have attempted suicide in the past. Read article.

CTV, Canada am: NHL suicides show no one immune to mental illness

Angela Mulholland,
Date: Wed. Oct. 5 2011 7:29 AM ET

This is the third instalment in Speak Out On Suicide series running on Canada AM and on

Why do teens turn to suicide? Superstar scientist tries to find out

Anne Mcilroy

Globe and Mail Ottawa, Published Monday, Sep. 26, 2011
Link to article or pdf

RCI, Radio Canada International

Brain imaging advances suicide research

A Canadian neuroscientist is using brain imaging to try to unlock the secrets of suicide. Dr. Georg Northoff suggests that suicidal patients are unable to project themselves into the future and succumb to the hopelessness of the moment. The Link's Lynn Desjardins tells us about Dr. Northoff's findings and how his research might help treat suicidal patients in the future.

Link to the interview here

The Arlene Bynon Show, 28.09.2011
Talk Radio  AM640
Listen Online @
Interview with Georg Northoff

Breaking Through (Volume VI, Issue 3– Sept, 2011)

Around the World – The Brain in Chinese (page 6-7)

The Gruesome Grey Pulp


The Gruesome Grey Pulp

A scientific screwball musical comedy (see details here)


Monday, April 25, 2011 at 7 pm


Great Canadian Theatre Company
1227 Wellington Street West

What is it to be “human”?

Is it merely the ability to think? Or is it also how we feel?  If you’re George, a neuroscientist, it all boils down to our brain and how its different circuits control our actions and thoughts.  If you’re Liz, a psychoanalyst, being human is more than just what lies between our ears — it’s about emotions and living.

Featuring Dr. Georg Northoff playwright, world-renowned neuroscientist and Canada Research Chair, University of Ottawa, internationally recognized actress Elisabeth Eschwé and highly acclaimed composer John Sarkissian.


$45 per person, includes a dessert reception
Call 613.236.5196 to purchase your tickets today

Ottawa Citizen: Depressed sector

(September 23, 2010)

Compassion alone would be reason enough for the federal public service, the biggest employer in Ottawa, to address the problem of depression that appears to afflict many of its workers. But there's another incentive: mental illness has a huge price tag attached to it, as measured in lost productivity and other costs.

Link to article

Ottawa Citizen: "Royal Ottawa to take on depression with state-of-the-art $25 million centre",
by Pauline Tam

At a time when budget pressures are forcing Ontario hospitals to rein in spending, the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group is drawing up plans for a $25 million research centre devoted to improve the diagnosis and treatment of depression.

Link to article

The Gazette: "Renowned uOttawa neuroscientist’s research disputes brain’s ability to know God" by Susan Hickman

Link to article in French (pdf)
Link to article in English (pdf)

The Rob Breakenridge Show
Corus Entertainment Radio, AM 770 CHQR Calgary, Alberta

Interview with Dr. Northoff

Ottawa Citizen: Human brain can never be certain about God: scientist

One of the world's foremost neuroscientists is about to tell some of the world's foremost theologians the bad news: God may exist, but the human brain is simply not capable of knowing that for sure [...].

Link to the article

Breaking Through (Volume V, Issue I– January, 2010)

Celebrating Dr. Northoff’s EJLB-CIHR Michael Smith Chair
Mental Health Symposium - Minds Across Canada
First Friday Lecture Series - A Focus on Ethics


Ottawa Citizen: Ottawa's Brain Gain

The University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research spent two years wooing Dr. Georg Northoff, who 'hit the road running' and, after only a month, has recruited 12 other scientists to work with him in decoding the brain [...].

Link to article

Breaking Through (Volume IV, Issue IV – June-July, 2009)

Introducing the Mind, Brain Imaging and Neuroethics Research Unit.


News Releases & Announcements, University of Ottawa

Dr. Georg Northoff awarded prestigious Michael Smith Chair in Neurosciences and Mental Health


The Ottawa Citizen: Imaging opens biology's final frontier

The University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research wants to join a technological revolution that holds tantalizing promise for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.


CBC Radio Ottawa

Interview with Georg Northoff.