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  • A Neuropsychoanalytic Perspective on Drives, Instincts, and Affects

    Members & NYPSI Students Only

    Monday, March 9, 2015
    7:00 PM

    "A Neuropsychoanalytic Perspective on Drives, Instincts, and Affects" with Mark Solms, Ph.D.

    Monday, March 9, 2015
    OPEN TO NYPSI CANDIDATES ONLY

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    OPEN TO NYPSI MEMBERS ONLY


    This talk will address the knotty problem of drive theory, and the relationship between drives and affects. Freud took very seriously the fact that we are embodied creatures, a species of animal, and then he explored the implications of this self-evident fact for our psychology. But he had limited tools for doing so. Today we have many powerful new methods for studying the neural underpinnings of drives and affects. What have we found? And what are the implications for psychoanalysis, and for the relationship between psychoanalysis and psychiatry and medical science in general? As awkward and difficult as these questions may be, what could be more fundamental for understanding the human mind than the nature of the basic forces that drive it?

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


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