The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Subjective Experience

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Karnac Books, 2002 - Higher nervous activity - 342 pages
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This work is an eagerly awaited account of this momentous and ongoing revolution, elaborated for the general reader by two pioneers of the field. The book takes the nonspecialist reader on a guided tour through the exciting new discoveries, pointing out along the way how old psychodynamic concepts are being forged into a new scientific framework for understanding subjective experience - in health and disease.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 2
33
CHAPTER 3
60
Consciousness and the Unconscious
79
CHAPTER 4
101
Memory and Phantasy
139
CHAPTER 6
163
Dreams and Hallucinations
181
CHAPTER 7
217
CHAPTER 8
239
CHAPTER 9
253
The Self and the Neurobiology of the Talking Cure
273
CHAPTER 10
291
REFERENCES
317
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Mark Solms is a psychoanalyst and neuropsychologist. He is Professor in Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery at the St Bartholomew's and Royal London School of Medicine, Director of the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and Chair of the Research Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He is President of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, Associate Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, Honorary Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society, and Member of the South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association and of the British Neuropsychological Society. He is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa, and Honorary Fellow of the American College of Psychoanalysts and of the American College of Psychiatrists. He has won many prestigious awards, including the Sigourney Award. He has authored a multitude of chapters, articles and books including 'The Neuropsychology of Dreams' (1997), and was founding editor of the journal 'Neuropsychoanalysis'.

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