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    Consciousness and the Unconscious

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    10:00 AM

    "Consciousness and the Unconscious"
    with Mark Solms, Ph.D.

    Discussant: Maggie Zellner, Ph.D.

    If the id is conscious, as the presenter believes it is, then where and what is ‘the unconscious’? And likewise, how does the theory of a conscious id change our conception of repression? And what are the implications of this change for psychoanalytic technique? In this presentation, Dr. Solms will address these three questions in turn, while trying to forge an integrated view of the ‘conscious’ and ‘unconscious’ in psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience, two disciplines that have studied these fundamental mental things extensively but which seem to mean quite different things by the words.

    RSVP is closed for this event.
    Contact Sharon Weller for additional information at 212-879-7050.

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
    247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
    The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium


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    Mark Solms, Ph.D. is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and for his pioneering integration of psychoanalytic theories and methods with those of modern neuroscience. Currently he holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology). His other current positions include Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery at St. Bartholomew's & Royal London School of Medicine and Director of the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI). He was awarded Honorary Membership to NYPSI in 1998. Other awards include the George Sarton Medal of the Rijksuniversiteit Gent (1996) and the Sigourney Prize (2012).

    Solms has published widely in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and has authored five books. His latest book (with Oliver Turnbull) The Brain and the Inner World (2002) is a best-seller and has been translated into 12 languages. He is the authorized editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols), and Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols). He is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and South African Psychoanalytical Association (of which he is President).

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