Collection of unassorted things


Read (sorted chronologically as read):

  • The Power of Subconsious Mind, Joseph Murphy, 1963 - Read in 2017; unsolicited intro to ‘Self’, catalyst of a role during confinement in 2020, led me to hunt more.
  • The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal About Our Thoughts, Russell Poldrack, 2018 - Great ride into the world of Neuroimaging research
  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2017 - Gem of 244 pages; eloquent narration
  • I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter, 2007 - Shook my world, life-changing, lingering-effect daily. Terrific experience.
  • The Mind’s I, Daniel Dennett and Douglas Hofstadter, 1981 - Most chapters are such a pleasure to read and ponder, took sometime to get absorbed by the ever-changing premises
  • Contact, Carl Sagan, 1985 - The amazing narration made it easier to construct the world mentally. Not sure I would say I loved the ending, but solid overall.
  • The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, 1988 - Mixed feeling


  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas Hofstadter, 1979
  • The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures, Antonio Damasio, 2017
  • Death by Black Hole, Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2019

Eyeing at:

  • Consciousness Explained, Daniel Dennett, 1991
  • Elegant Universe, Brian Greene, 1999
  • Meditating Selflessly: Practical Neural Zen, James H. Austin, 2011
  • The View from Within: First-person Approaches to the Study of Consciousness, Francisco Varela and Jonathan Shear, 1999
  • What Is Life?, Erwin Schrödinger, 1944
  • Being You: A New Science of Consciousness, Anil Seth, 2021
  • The Entangled Brain: How Perception, Cognition, and Emotion Are Woven Together, Luiz Pessoa, 2022
  • Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy, David Chalmers, 2022
  • Being no one, Thomas Metzinger, 2003
  • On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind, Elizabeth H. Margulis, 2013
  • The Brain from Inside Out, György Buzsáki, 2019
  • Rhythms of the brain, György Buzsáki, 2006
  • Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilisation, Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2022
  • Valis, Philip K. Dick
  • Principles of brain evolution, Georg F. Striedter, 2005
  • Sentience: The Invention of Consciousness, Nicholas Humphrey, 2022