From the Couch to the Lab: Trends in Psychodynamic by Aikaterini Fotopoulou (ed.), Donald Pfaff (ed.), Martin A.

By Aikaterini Fotopoulou (ed.), Donald Pfaff (ed.), Martin A. Conway (ed.)

Can the psychodynamics of the brain be correlated with neurodynamic procedures within the mind? The publication revisits this crucial query - one who scientists and psychoanalysts were soliciting for greater than a century.

Freud anticipated that the separation among the 2 ways used to be only a transitority trouble that destiny medical development may triumph over. but, just recently have medical advancements proven that he used to be correct. Technological and methodological strategies in neuroscience permit exceptional perception into the neurobiological foundation of themes corresponding to empathy, embodiment and emotional clash. As those domain names have typically been the protect of psychoanalysis and different fields in the humanities, rapprochement among disciplines turns out extra vital than ever. contemporary advances in neurodynamics and computational neuroscience additionally exhibit richer and extra dynamic brain-mind kinfolk than these formerly sketched by means of cognitive sciences. Are we for this reason able to correlate a few neuroscientific ideas with psychoanalytic ones? Can the 2 disciplines percentage a typical conceptual framework regardless of their assorted epistemological views? The ebook brings jointly across the world popular members from the fields of Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience and Neuro-psychoanalysis to handle those questions.

The quantity is organised in 5 transparent sections, Motivation; Emotion; wakeful and subconscious techniques; Cognitive keep an eye on; and improvement of the Self. With more than a few chapters written by means of major figures of their fields, it offers the reader a powerful flavour of ways a lot has already been completed among the disciplines and what sort of extra lies forward. this significant new publication unearths the intrinsic demanding situations and tensions of this interdisciplinary endeavour and emphasises the necessity for a shared language and new rising fields comparable to Psychodynamic Neuroscience.

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