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  • 991st Scientific Program meeting, in association with NYPSI's Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis

    The Conscious Id

    Thursday, October 31, 2013
    8:00 PM

    New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s Scientific Program Committee, in association with NYPSI's Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis, presents internationally acclaimed psychoanalyst Mark Solms.

    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


    Recent developments in affective neuroscience seem to demand, for the first time since the advent of neuropsychoanalysis, a revision of one of Freud's most fundamental concepts. At this important meeting, Dr. Solms will consider whether the neuroscientific evidence to be presented indicates that the primitive part of the mind which Freud described as the 'id' is intrinsically conscious, whether consciousness derives endogenously rather than from sensory perception, and whether the reality-oriented 'ego' is unconscious.
    MARK SOLMS 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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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •