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Couch Meets Scanner: The New Science of Neuropsychonalysis

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
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Early in her own training in psychology a decade ago, Casey Schwartz discovered that contemporary neuroscience and psychoanalysis are entangled in a conflict almost as old as the disciplines themselves. Many neuroscientists, if they think about psychoanalysis at all, view it as outdated, arbitrary, and subjective, while many psychoanalysts decry neuroscience as lacking the true texture of human experience. Yet some are now fighting passionately to bring the two fields together, including Mark Solms, a South African psychoanalyst, neuropsychologist, dream researcher, and towering presence in the effort to grow the hybrid discipline that he himself calls neuropsychoanalysis. Ms. Schwartz has written this story in her new book, In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis. In this Medical Center Hour, she tracks and interprets the ongoing struggle to define what we mean by the mind, the brain, and everything in between. History of the Health Sciences Lecture Co-presented with History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series and the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Schwartz, Casey
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Medical Center Hour
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