Publications

Kirmayer, L.J. (2012). The future of critical neuroscience. In: S. Choudhury & J. Slaby (eds.) Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience (pp. 367-383), Oxford: Blackwell.

Kirmayer, L.J. (2015). Re-visioning psychiatry: Toward an ecology of mind in health and illness. In: Kirmayer, L.J., Lemelson, R. & Cummings, C. (Eds.) Re-visioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience and Global Mental Health (pp. 622-660). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Kirmayer, L.J. (2016). Unpacking the placebo response: Insights from ethnographic studies of healing. In: A. Raz & C. Harris (Eds.) Placebo Talks: Modern Perspectives on Placebos in Society (pp. 119-143). New York: Oxford University Press.

Kirmayer, L.J. (2018). Ontologies of life: From thermodynamics to teleonomics. Comment on “Answering Schrödinger’s question: A free-energy formulation” by Maxwell James Désormeau Ramstead et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 24: 29-31.

Kirmayer, L.J. & Gold, I. (2012). Re-socializing psychiatry: Critical neuroscience and the limits of reductionism. In: S. Choudhury & J. Slaby (eds.) Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience (pp. 307-330), Oxford: Blackwell.

Kirmayer, L.J. & Ramstead, M.J.D. (2017). Embodiment and enactment in cultural psychiatry. In: C. Durt, T. Fuchs, & C. Tewes (Eds.) Embodiment, Enactment and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World (pp. 397-422). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Kirmayer, L.J., Veissière, S. & Gomez Carrillo, A. (2017). Culture and depression in global mental health: An ecosocial approach to the phenomenology of psychiatric disorders. Social Science and Medicine, 183: 163-168.

Ramstead, M.J.D., Veissière, S. & Kirmayer, L.J. (2016). Cultural affordances, shared intentionality, and regimes of attention. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science, 7, Article 1090, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01090

Paris, J. & Kirmayer, L.J. (2016). The National Institute of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria: A bridge too far. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204(1): 26-32.

Seligman, R., Choudhury, S. & Kirmayer, L.J. (2016). Locating culture in the brain and in the world: From social categories to the ecology of mind. In: J. Chiao, Li, S-C., Seligman, R. & Turner, R. (Eds.) Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience (pp. 3-20), New York: Oxford University Press.


Constant, A., Ramstead, M. J. D., Veissière, S. P. L., & Friston, K. J. (2018). A variational approach to niche construction. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. doi:10.1098/rsif.2017.0685.

Ramstead, M. J. D., Badcock, P. B., & Friston, K. J. (2018). Variational neuroethology: Answering further questions: Reply to comments on “Answering Schrödinger's question: A free-energy formulation”. Physics of Life Reviews, 24, 59-66. A response to the peer commentaries on our target paper.

Ramstead, M. J. D., Badcock, P. B., & Friston, K. J. (2018). Answering Schrödinger’s question: A free-energy formulation. Physics of Life Reviews, 24, 1-16. Target paper with 14 peer commentaries.

Kirmayer, J. L. & Ramstead, M. J. D. (2017). Embodiment and enactment in cultural psychiatry. In Durt, C., Fuchs, T. and Tewes, C. (Eds.), Embodiment, enaction, and culture: Investigating the constitution of the shared world. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Ramstead, M. J. D., Veissière, S. P. L., & Kirmayer, L. J. (2016). Cultural affordances: Scaffolding local worlds through shared intentionality and regimes of attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 1090.

Stendel, M., Ramstead, M. J. D., & Veissière, S. (In press). Internet sociality: cultural experience in a wired world. In Kirmayer, L. J. (Ed.), Culture, Mind, and Brain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hesp, C., Ramstead, M. J. D., Constant, A., Badcock, P. B., Kirchhoff, M. D., Friston, K. J. (In press). A multi-scale view of the emergent complexity of life: A free-energy proposal. In Price, M. (Ed.), Evolution, Development, and Complexity: Multiscale Models in Complex Adaptive Systems. Springer.