These are the most important books I read. They are basic to my knowledge. I do not always explicitly refer to the source when I make use of this material in my writing.

Mitchell KJ (2023): Free agents: how evolution gave us free will. Princeton, Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-22623-1.

Juarrero A (2023): Context changes everything: how constraints create coherence. Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-37477-4 978-0-262-37478-1.

Clark A (2023): The experience machine: how our minds predict and shape reality. First Edition. New York, Pantheon Books. ISBN 978-1-5247-4846-3.

Bennett MR, Hacker PMS (2022): Philosophical foundations of neuroscience. Second edition. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-119-53063-3 978-1-119-53097-8.

Beggs JM (2022): The cortex and the critical point: understanding the power of emergence. Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press. ISBN

Pessoa L (2022): The entangled brain: how perception, cognition, and emotion are woven together. Cambridge, Massachusetts. The MIT Press. Kindle Edition. ISBN 978-0-262-37211-4 978-0-262-37210-7.

Azarian B (2022): The romance of reality: how the universe organizes itself to create life, consciousness, and cosmic complexity. Dallas, TX, BenBella Books. ISBN 978-1-63774-044-6

Ball P (2022): The Book of Minds: How to Understand Ourselves and Other Beings, From Animals to AI to Aliens. London, UK, Picador. ISBN 978-1-5290-6915-0; 978-1-5290-6914-3

Seth A (2021): Being you: the inside story of your inner universe. Faber & Faber. Kindle Edition. ISBN 978-0-571-33773-6

Ladyman, J., Wiesner, K. (2020): What is a complex system? New Haven, Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-25110-4

Buzsáki, G. (2019). The Brain from Inside Out. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-090540-8

Mitchell, K.J. (2018). Innate; How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-17388-7

Feldman Barrett, L. (2017). How Emotions Are Made; The Secret Life of the Brain. London, Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-5098-3751-9

Dennett. D. C. (2017). From bacteria to Bach and back. Allen Lane, Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-141-97805-5

Clark, A. (2016). Surfing uncertainty : prediction, action, and the embodied mind; A Treatise on Matter, Information, Life and Thought. Oxford University Press. eISBN 978–0–19–021703–7

Dehaene, S. (2014). Consciousness and the brain; deciphering how the brain codes our thoughts. Viking, Penguin Group. ISBN 978-0-698-15140-6

Eigen, M. (2013). From Strange Simplicity to Complex Familiarity. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-857021-9.

Burton, R.A. (2013). A Sceptic’s guide to the mind. St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 978-1-250-02840-2

Kandel, E. R., Schwartz, J.H., Jessell, Th. M., Siegelbaum, S.H., Hudspeth, A.J. (eds) (2013). Principles of neural science, 5th Ed.. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-181001-8

Tonioni, G. (2012). Phi; A voyage from the brain to the soul. Pantheon Books. ISBN 978-0-307-90722-6

Deacon TW (2012): Incomplete nature: how mind emerged from matter. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-393-08083-4

Damasio, A. (2010). Self comes to mind; constructing the conscious brain. William Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-434-01543-6

Thompson E (2010): Mind in life: biology, phenomenology, and the sciences of mind. Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0-674-05751-7; 978-0-674-02511-0

Metzinger, T. (2009). The ego tunnel; the science of the mind and the myth of the self. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-04567-9

Clark, A. (2008). Supersizing the mind; embodiment, action, and cognitive extension. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-533321-3

Frith, C. D. (2007). Making up the mind; how the brain creates our mental world. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4051-6022-3

Hofstadter, D. (2007). I am a strange loop. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-00837-7

Freeman, W.J. III (2000). How brains make up their minds. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-12008-1

Juarrero, A. (1999). Dynamics in Action; Intentional Behavior as a Complex System. The MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-10081-9

Damasio, A. (1999). The feeling of what happens. Harvest Book. ISBN 978-0-15-601075-5

Cilliers, P. (1998). Complexity and post-modernism: understanding complex systems. Routledge. ISBN 0-203-01225-9

Damasio, A. (1995). De vergissing van Descartes; gevoel, verstand en het menselijk brein.Wereldbibliotheek. ISBN 90-284-1701-X.

Hofstadter, D. (1979). Gödel, Escher, Bach; an eternal golden braid. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-394-74502-7