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Between psychoanalysis and neuroscience: the controversy concerning neuropsychoanalysis

Jakub Przybyła
Psychiatria 2017;14(1):47-52.

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Vol 14, No 1 (2017)
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Published online: 2017-03-01

Abstract

The article presents opinions on the relationship of neurobiology and psychotherapy, and especially psychoanalysis. It primarily focuses on the presentation a point of view on this relationship proposed by Mark Solms and neuropsychoanalysis. The paper makes a critical assessment of this view. The last part of the article contains a suggestion to look at the discussed relationship from the perspective of explanatory dualism, which seems to be a reasonable compromise between linking the findings of neurobiology and psychoanalysis, and preserving the theoretical richness that these two areas independently proposing.

Abstract

The article presents opinions on the relationship of neurobiology and psychotherapy, and especially psychoanalysis. It primarily focuses on the presentation a point of view on this relationship proposed by Mark Solms and neuropsychoanalysis. The paper makes a critical assessment of this view. The last part of the article contains a suggestion to look at the discussed relationship from the perspective of explanatory dualism, which seems to be a reasonable compromise between linking the findings of neurobiology and psychoanalysis, and preserving the theoretical richness that these two areas independently proposing.

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Keywords

psychoanalysis, neuroscience, neuropsychoanalysis

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Title

Between psychoanalysis and neuroscience: the controversy concerning neuropsychoanalysis

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 14, No 1 (2017)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

47-52

Published online

2017-03-01

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2017;14(1):47-52.

Keywords

psychoanalysis
neuroscience
neuropsychoanalysis

Authors

Jakub Przybyła

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