The New Mind-body Science of Depression by Vladimir Maletic and Charles Raison
Being No One by Thomas Metzinger
Finished Reading (a general snapshot and selection that might be of broad interest):
The Emotional Foundations of Personality: A Neurobiological and Evolutionary Approach by Kenneth Davis and Jaak Panksepp
- This book makes a strong case that the structure of personality should be conceived of as reflecting the primary emotional systems of SEEKING, CARE, PLAY, RAGE, PANIC/sadness and FEAR, rather than the linguistic-factor-analytically derived Big 5. A thought-provoking and broadly relevant exploration of how emotion shapes personality and psychopathology.
- An important predictive coding account of how psychedelics work. Obviously preliminary, but sketches out useful concepts that are likely to shape future neuroscience research on psychedelics.
- A really useful summary of the cortical oscillations observed in studies of sustained attention, and hypotheses of the roles of the observed oscillations. Worthwhile for anyone interested in cognitive control and EEG.
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