Editor : Dr. Charles Laughlin, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA K1S 5B6, Office Phone: (613) 788-2582, Home Phone: (819) 459-1121, E-mail: charles laughlin@carleton.bitnet.


Ackerman, Sandra (1992) Discovering the Brain. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. [survey of current neuroscience]

Allman, W.F. (1989) Apprentices of Wonder: Inside the Neural Network Revolution. New York: Bantam.

Allman, W.F. (1989) Apprentices of Wonder: Inside the Neural Network Revolution . New York: Bantam.

Anderson, J.R. (1983) The Architecture of Cognition . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. [mind-brain evolution]

Arbib, Michael A. (1989) The Metaphorical Brain 2: Neural Networks and Beyond . New York: Wiley [Hurray! The sequel to his 1972 classic.]

Bateson, P.P.G. and Peter H. Klopfer, eds. (1989) Perspectives in Ethology , Vol 8: Whither Ethnology? New York: Plenum. [see pp. 49-50 on "neuroethology"]

Bechtel, William (1988) Philosophy of Mind: An Overview for Cognitive Science . Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. [critique of mind-body problem; mind-brain identity theories; functionalism; intentionality]

Becker, Jill B., S. Marc Breedlove and David Crews, eds. (1992) Behavioral Endocrinology . MIT Press/Bradford Books.

Bednarik, R.C. (1990) "On Neuropsychology and Shamanism in Rock Art." Current Anthropology 31(1):77-84.

Bergland, Richard (1989) The Fabric of Mind . NY: Penguin.

Binkley, Sue (1990) The Clockwork Sparrow: Time, Clocks, and Calendars in Biological Organizations . Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Briggs, J. and F.D. Peat (1989) Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness . New York: Harper and Row. [an excellent introduction to chaos theory]

Brown, Donald E. (1991) Human Universals . New York: McGraw-Hill.

Brown, Peter (1991) The Hypnotic Brain: Hypnotherapy and Social Communication . New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Callaway, J.C. (1990) "Do Endogenous Psychedelics Catalyze the Visions of Dream Sleep? ASD [Association for the Study of Dreams] Newsletter 7(1):9-10; (1988) "A Proposed Mechanism for the Visions of Dream Sleep." Med Hyp 26:199. [links endogenous alkaloids to production of dreaming]

Calvin, W.H. (1989) The Cerebral Symphony . New York: Bantam.

Calvin, William H. (1991) The Ascent of Mind: Ice Age Climates and the Evolution of Intelligence . New York: Bantam.

Caplan, David (1992) Language: Structure, Processing, and Disorders. New York: Bradford Book.

Carroll, Bernard J. and James E. Barrett, eds. (1991) Psychopathology and the Brain Raven Press.

Chafety, Michael D. (1990) Nutrition & Neurotransmitters. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. [foraging theory & neurotransmitters]

Churchland, P.M. (1989) Neurocomputational Perspective: The Nature of Mind and the Structure of SCience . M.I.T. Press.

Churchland, P.M. and T. Sejnowski (1988) "Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience." Science 242:741-745.

Churchland, Patricia S. and Terrence J. Sejnowski (1992) The Computational Brain . MIT Press/Bradford Books.

Cohen, Avis H. et al. (1988) Neural Control of Rhythmic Movements in Vertebrates . NY: Wiley. [circadian and other rhythms]

Cohen, M.P. and P.P. Fos, eds. (1988) The Brain as an Endocrine Organ . New York: Springer-Verlag.

Cooper, S.J. and C.T. Dourish (1990) Neurobiology of Stereotyped Behavior. Oxford: Clarendon.

Cousins, Norman (1989) Head First: The Biology of Hope . New York: Dutton. [discusses brain-willed healing; laugh therapy; psychoneuroimmunology]

Crick, Francis and Christof Koch (1990) "Towards a Neurobiological Theory of Consciousness." Seminars in the Neurosciences , Vol. 2, pp. 263-275.

Csikskentmihalyi, M. (1990) Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience . New York: Harper and Row.

Dennett, Daniel C. (1981) Brainstorms . Cambridge: MIT Press.

Dennett, Daniel C. (1987) The Intentional Stance . Cambridge: MIT Press.

Dennett, Daniel C. (1991) Consciousness Explained. Boston: Little, Brown. [ha, ha! explained away, he should have said!]

Dewart, Leslie (1989) Evolution and Consciousness: The Role of Speech in the Origin and Development of Human Nature . Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [Just when you thought folks had gotten the point about encephalization and evolution, along comes another book arguing that hominids only became conscious when they started to speak!]

Diamond, M.C. (1988) Enriching Heredity: The Impact of the Environment on the Anatomy of the Brain . New York: Free Press.

Dobbing, J. ed. (1990) Brain, Behavior and Iron in the Infant Diet . Springer-Verlag.

Dobkin de Rios, M. and M. Winkelman, eds. (1989) Shamanism and Altered States of Consciousness . Special issue of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 21(1). [various articles on shamanism; pharmacopoeia and trance states]

Donald, Merlin (1991) Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. [evolution of brain and consciousness]

Donovan, Bernard T. (1988) Humors, Hormones and the Mind: An Approach to the Understanding of Behavior. London: Macmillan. [biochemistry of the mind]

Dudai, Y. (1989) Neurobiology of Memory: Concepts, Findings, Trends . Oxford University Press.

Dunai, Yadin (1989) The Neurobiology of Memory . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Easter, S.S., K.F. Barald and B.M. Carlson, eds. (1988) From Message To Mind: Directions in Developmental Neurobiology . Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates. [broad spectrum of approaches from molecular messages to mental structures; axonal pathfinding; cellular interaction; plasticity and selectivity of interconnections; sexual differentiation]

Easter, Stephen, Kate F. Barald & Bruce M. Carlson (1988) From Message to Mind: Directions in Developmental Neurobiology. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.

Eccles, John (1989) Evolution of the Brain: Creation of the Self . NY: Routledge, Chapman and Hall.

Eccles, John (1991) Evolution of the Brain: Creation of the Self. New York: Routledge.

Eckmiller, Rolf, Georg Hartman & Gert Hauske, eds. (1990) Parallel Processing in Neural Systems and Computers . Amsterdam: North-Holland.

Edelman, G.M. (1989) Topobiology. New York: Basic Books. [Chap. 10 an excellent summary of group selection theory]

Edelman, G.M. (1990) The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness . New York: Basic Books.

Edelman, G.M. (1992) Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind. New York: Basic Books. [history of neuropsychology]

Edelman, Gerald M. (1990) The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness . New York: Basic Books.

Edwards, Betty (1989) Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (revised edition). J.P. Tarcher.

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenaus (1989) Human Ethology . Hawthorn, NY: Aldine de Gruyter. [English translation of the German original; 848 pages!]

Eimos, Peter D. & A.M. Galaburda, eds. (1990) Neurobiology of Cognition . Cambridge: MIT Press. [covers Changeux, etc.]

Fair, Charles M. (1988) Memory and Central Nervous Organization . NY: Paragon. [good summary of range of neuropsychological issues on memory]

Fialkowski, K.R. (1990) "On the Origin of the BRain and Heat Stress: New Facts." Current Anthropology 31(2):187-188.

Fischer, Roland (1989) "On the Varieties of Artistic Experience." Japanese Bulletin of Art Therapy 20:75-87. [biological roots of intelligence and creativity; schizophrenic state of consciousness as response to genetically mediated hypersensitivity toward stress]

Fischer, Roland (1991) "A Neurobiological Re- Interpretation and Verification of Boscovich Covariance postulated in 1758". Cybernetica, Vol XXXIV, No 2-1991.

Fischer, Roland (1990) "Why the mind is not in the head, but in Society's connectionist network". Diogenes, 151, 1-28.

Fischer, Roland (1991) "Model Making Mind: Model of Meaning". IN Stamenov, M (ed), Current Advances in the Theory of Linguistic Science, Series IV, John Benjamins.

Fox, Robin (1990) The Violent Imagination , New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. [we are a species stuck with an upper Paleolithic consciousness; poetry, essays, etc.]

Frake, Charles O. (1990) "The Ethnographic Study of Cognitive Systems, II: Conceptual Frameworks of Directional Orientation and Their Representations in the Physical World." CogSci News 3(2):4-6. [human cognitive universals]

Freeman, Walter J. (1975) Mass Action in the Nervous System: Examination of the Neurophysiological Basis of Adaptive Behavior through the EEG . New York: Academic Press. [topological relations among neurons, spatiotemporal activities within the NS, feedback and signal properties]

Fromkin, Victoria and Robert Rodman (1992) An Introduction to Language . New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Pubs. [brain and language]

Gackenbach, J. and S. LaBerge (1988) Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain: Perspectives on Lucid Dreaming . New York: Plenum; esp. chapter by LaBerge on the psychophysiology of lucid dreaming.

Gallistel, C.R. (1992) Animal Cognition. New York: Bradford Book.

Gamradt, Jan Armstrong (1989) "Developmental, Neurological, and Information-Processing Research: Applications to Culture Acquisition." in Culture Acquisition: A Holistic Approach to Human Learning, ed. by M.A. Pitman, R.A. Eisikovits & M.L. Dobbert. New York: Praeger, pp. 22-35.

Gilbert, Paul (1989) Human Nature and Suffering. Erlbaum.

Glass, Leon & Michael C. Mackey (1988) From Clocks to Chaos: The Rhythms of Life . Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Glenn, J.C. (1989) "Conscious Technology: The Co-Evolution of Mind and Machine." The Futurist , Sept-Oct.

Gooddy, W. (1988) Time and the Nervous System . New York: Praeger. [biorhythms and other temporal issues]

Grossberg, S. (1987) The Adaptive Brain . Amsterdam: North-Holland. [a very complex but unified model of neural functioning]

Haken, H. and M. Stadler, eds. (1990) Synergetics of Cognition: Proceedings of the International Symposium at Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, June 4-8, 1989 . Berlin: Springer-Verlag. [see esp. W.J. Freeman on chaos and the brain, K.H. Pribram on a holonomic brain theory]

Hari, R. and O. Lounasmaa (1989) "Recording and Interpretation of Cerebral Magnetic Fields." Science 244:432-436.

Harrington, Anne (1987) Medicine, Mind, and the Double Brain: A Study of Nineteenth Century Thought . Princeton: Princeton U. Press.

Herrmann, Ned (in press) The Creative Brain . Zephyr Press. [a children's book]

Hobson, J. Allan (1988) The Dreaming Brain . NY: Basic Books. [discusses brain-based dream research, the history of sleep and dreaming research, and presents a model of the dreaming brain]

Howes, David (1991) The Varieties of Sensory Experience: A Sourcebook in the Anthropology of the Senses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [ethnopsychology of the senses]

Huberman, B.M. (1989) "The Collective Brain." Int'l J Neural Systems 1(1):41-45.

Jerison, H.J. and I. Jerison (1988) Intelligence and Evolutionary Biology . Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Klivington, Kenneth (1989) The Science of Mind . Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press.

Klivington, Kenneth (1989) The Science of Mind . Cambridge: MIT Press. [lots of good pictures and articles on brain/mind connections]

Laughlin, C.D., John McManus and E.G. d'Aquili (1990) Brain, Symbol and Experience: Toward a Neurophenomenology of Human Consciousness . Boston: Shambhala New Science Library. [modesty prohibits me from extolling the virtues of this glorious book]

Laughlin, Charles D. (1991) "Pre- and Perinatal Brain Development and Enculturation: A Biogenetic Structural Approach." Human Nature 2(3):171-213.

Laughlin, Charles D. (1992) "Consciousness in Biogenetic Structural Theory," The Anthropology of Consciousness 3(1,2):17-22.

Laughlin, Charles D. (1992) Scientific Explanation and the Life-World: A Biogenetic Structural Theory of Meaning and Causation . IONS Research Report CP-2. Sausalito, CA: Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Leibovic, K.N. (1990) Science of Vision . NY: Springer-Verlag.

Levine, R. and D. Drang (1989) Neural Networks: The Second AI Generation . McGraw.

Liebman, J.M. and S.J. Cooper, eds. (1989) Neuropharmacological Basis of Reward . Oxford: Clarendon Press. [survey of what is known about reward and its biological substrate]

Lima-de-Faria, A. (1988) Evolution without Selection: Form and Function by Autoevolution . Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Pubs. [pertains to non-Darwinian evolutionary theory]

Lockwood, Michael (1989) Mind, Brain and the Quantum: The Compound "I" . Oxford: Basil Blackwell. [one of few books to relate consciousness, brain and quantum physics]

Loye, David (1991) The Sphinx and the Rainbow: Brain, Mind and Future Vision . Boston: Shambhala.

Lycan, William G., ed. (1990) Mind and Cognition: A Reader . Oxford: Basil Blackwell. [covers various theories, including neurophilosophy]

MacKay, Donald M. (1991) Behind the Eye. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. [the 1986 Gifford Lectures; the author died soon after; wonderful thought-piece on neuroepistemology]

MacLean, P.D. (19--) The Triune Brain in Evolution: Role in Paleocerebral Functions . NY: Plenum (in press).

MacLean, Paul D. (1990) The Triune Brain in Evolution: Role in Paleocerebral Functions. New York: Plenum.

McCrone, John (1990) The Ape that Spoke. London: Macmillan.

McTear, Michael F. ed. (1988) Understanding Cognitive Science . New York: Wiley.

Nicolis, John S. (1991) Chaos and Information Processing . Teaneck, NJ: World Scientific Pub.

Noonan, David (1989) Neuro: Life on the Frontlines of Brain Surgery and Neurological Medicine . New York: Simon and Schuster. ["a beautifully written exploration of the NS and the people who struggle to understand it"]

Ornstein, R. (1989) Multimind: A New Way of Looking at Human Behavior . Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

Parkins, E.J. (1990) Equilibration, Mind, and Brain: Toward an Integrated Psychology. New York: Praeger. [Piaget and neuroscience]

Persinger, Michael A. (1987) Neuropsychological Bases of God Beliefs . NY: Praeger. [finds the functioning of the temporal lobe to be involved in God Experience; predictable attributes of religious experience]

Pinker, S. and J. Mehler (1988) Connections and Symbols . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [explorations in cognitive science]

Pitman, Mary Anne, Rivka A. Eisikovits, and Marion Lundy Dobbert (1989) Culture Acquisition: A Holistic Approach to Human Learning . [Chapter 2 on developmental and neurological aspects of culture acquisition]

Poizner, Howard, E.S. Klima & U. Bellugi (1987) What the Hands Reveal about the Brain . [brain, language, aphasia, etc.]

Posner, M. et al. (1988) "Localization of Cognitive Operations in the Human Brain." Science 240:1627-1631.

Pribram, Karl H. (1991) Brain and Perception: Holonomy and Structure in Figural Processing . Erlbaum.

Putnam, H. (1988) Representation and Reality . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [mind-brain identity theory]

Ramon y Cajal, S. (1990) New Ideas on the Structure of the Nervous System in Man and Vertebrates . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Riedl, Rupert (1984) Biology and Knowledge: The Evolution-ary Basis . New York: John Wiley.

Rose, S. (1987) Molecules and Minds: Essays on Biology and the Social Order . Philadelphia: Open University Press. [reductionism, politics, vivasection, learning, memory]

Rose, Steven (1988) The Conscious Brain . Paragon House.

Rostak, Richard (1991) The Brain Has a Mind of Its Own. New York: Harmony Books.

Ruse, Michael (1987) "Sociobiology and Knowledge: Is Evolutionary Epistemology a Viable Option." in Sociobiology and Psychology , ed. by C. Crawford, M. Smith & D. Krebs. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Sacks, Oliver (1984) A Leg to Stand On . New York: Summit Books. [a doctor's own description of being a neurological patient after a severe injury]

Samuel, Geoffrey (1990) Mind, Body and Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scientific American (1992) Vol. 267(3). [special issue on the mind and brain]

Sejnowski, T., C. Koch, and P. Churchland (1988) "Computational Neuroscience." Science 241:1299-1306.

Seyfarth, Robert and Dorothy Cheney (1989) How Monkeys See the World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Shallice, T. (1988) From Neuropsychology to Mental Structure . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [mind-brain relations and evolution; neurolinguistics]

Sharif, N.A. and M.E. Lewis, eds. (in press) Brain Imaging: Techniques and Applications . Halsted Press.

Shav, G. et al. (1989) Neurobiology of Learning and Memory . World Scientific Pub.

Shepherd, Gordon M., ed. (1990) The Synaptic Organization of the Brain (Third Edition). New York: Oxford University Press. [introduction to synaptic circuits]

Singer, Wolf (1986) "The Brain as a Self-Organizing System." European Arch Psychiatric and Neurological Sci 236: 4-9.

Smith, Courtland L. and Kenneth L. Beals (1990) "Cultural Correlates with Cranial Capacity." American Anthropologist 92:193-200.

Snyder, Soloman H. (1989) Brainstorming: The Science and Politics of Opiate Research . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. [drugs and the brain]

Squire, Harry R. (1992) "Memory and the Hippocampus: A Synthesis from Findings with Rats, Monkeys and Humans." Psychological Review 99(2):195-231.

Star, S.L. (1989) Regions of the Mind: Brain Research and the Quest for Scientific Certainty . Stanford University Press.

TenHouton, Warren D. (1991) "Into the Wild Blue Yonder: On the Emergence of the Ethno-neurologies -- the Social Science-Based Neurologies and the Philosophy-based Neuro-logies." Journal of Social and Biological Structures 14(4):381-408.

Time-Life Staff (1990) The Brain . Time-Life Books.

Trehub, Arnold (1991) The Cognitive Brain . Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Trevarthan, Colwyn, ed. (1990) Brain Circuits and Functions of the Mind: Essays in Honor of Roger W. Sperry . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Trevathan, Wenda R. (1988) "Fetal Emergence Patterns in Evolutionary Prespective." American Anthropologist 90:674-681.

Van Gelder, Nico M. et al. eds. (1990) Malnutrition and the Infant Brain . New York: Wiley.

Young, D. (1989) Nerve Cells and Animal Behavior . New York: Cambridge University Press. [neuroethology, sense organs, motor systems, behavior]

Zeki, S. (in press) A Vision of the Brain . Blackwell Scientific Pubs.