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  • The Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis

    On Self and Self Awareness

    Saturday, October 6, 2012
    10:00 AM

    Rodolfo Llinás, Thomas & Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience;
    Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, NYU, will speak on
    "On Self and Self Awareness"

    Discussant: Maggie Zellner, Ph.D.

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


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    Part 2:

    Given that sensory inputs generate but a fractured representation of universals, the issue of perceptual unity concerns the mechanisms that allow these different sensory components to be gathered into one global image. In recent years, this has been described as 'binding', to be implemented by temporal conjunction. Because the number of possible categories of perceptions is so extensive, their implementation via purely hierarchical connectivity, where a single grandmother neuron or a small group of such neurons represent specific elements of a category, is very unlikely.

    Presently, non-invasive technology, such as Magnetoencephalography (MEG), with a time resolution of 1000 images/second, can serve as a direct window into brain function in relation to cognition, and as an "online" biological marker to illustrate the effect of psychotherapy on abnormal brain function.

    Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend. Members of the public also welcome.

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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •