Nice resources on your site, so I thought perhaps I can give a back a bit.
First, you ought to take a look at perceptual control theory if you are not familiar with it. I believe that it ties in with Hofstadter's strange loop phenomenon. Do not underestimate the importance of PCT.
Second, ditto re "Connected" by Christakis and Fowler. They discuss a relevant "human nature" "dimension" there. One might say that dimensional category, the story is not about two wolves but four wolves. Then, likely, there are all sorts of other animals along other dimensions as well. Wishing you well with your book.