Contemporary Topics in Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis
Richard Kessler, D.O.
Andrew Rosendahl, M.D., Ph.D.
March 26, 2018 - May 14, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 PM
Candidates must have at least one case in supervised psychoanalysis to be eligible to take second year courses.
In this introductory course we will discuss excerpts from various neuroscientists discussing a variety of topics: the relationship between psychoanalysis and cognitive psychology and neuroscience; epigenetics; neuroimaging and the default mode network; varieties of memory; emotions and decision-making; social cognition; and dreams. In each class we will discuss the relevance of the ideas (1) to psychoanalytic theory (2) to psychoanalytic technique and (3) how psychoanalytic constructs can contribute to furthering some basic neuroscience concepts.
This course alternates with course 307.
Syllabus 2017 -2018
Not yet posted.
After attending this course, students will be able to:
1. understand the mutual relevance of neuroscience findings and psychoanalytic theory.
Each student's participation in class discussion and his or her demonstration of understanding of the course objectives and reading material is assessed in a written evaluation by the instructor(s).