Based on neuroscientific evidence that consciousness depends on brainstem nuclei, and that these nuclei are centrally involved with the primary emotional and motivational processes that we associate with the id, Mark Solms has proposed that the id is fundamentally conscious.
He also argues that the neuroscientific evidence suggests that the ego processes which mediate learning, automatization, and prediction, are fundamentally unconscious (and derive their consciousness from the id).
In this panel, Dr. Solms will reprise his central arguments and explore some of the implications for psychoanalytic theory, with commentary, challenge and elaboration by Jaak Panksepp and Heather Berlin.
Students, academics and clinical professionals in the analytic community are encouraged to attend. Members of the general public are also welcome.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium