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Clinical Studies in Neuro-psychoanalysis:
An Introduction to a Depth

By Karen Kaplan-Solms & Mark Solms

1 85575 115 1 2000   320pp  £19.95  pbk
Published by Karnac Books

An examination of the conjunction of neuroscience and psychoanalysis by two of the most influential experts in the field. Based on four series of theoretical lectures and clinical presentations delivered at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, this invaluable work comprises a thorough overview of this union, from a comprehensive history of the origins of psychoanalysis in neuroscience to a contemplation of its future. The Solms penetratingly explicate the connection between aphasia and neurosis, a topic that so engaged Freud. From the neurodynamics of dreaming to fascinating clinical studies of patients living with a ‘perforated consciousness,’ Solms illuminates the mystery of mind-body connectivity.

  • “Freud, in his 1895 Project for a Scientific Psychology, attempted to join the emerging discipline of psychoanalysis with the neuroscience of his time. But that was a hundred years ago, when the neuron had only just been described, and Freud was forced — through lack of pertinent knowledge — to abandon his project. We have had to wait many decades before the sort of data which Freud needed finally became available. Now, these many years later contemporary neuroscience allows for the resumption of the search for correlations between these two disciplines. The Drs Solms are uniquely qualified for this task, having trained in both psychoanalysis and the neurosciences, and the work described in this volume ushers in a new era for our field.”   —   Arnold Z. Pfeffei from his Foreword

  • “In this one volume the Solms have expanded the frontiers of psychoanalysis, by bringing new meaning to a host of topics that in the past seemed to have little to do with psychoanalytic theory. It is difficult to imagine whether this volume will be of greater interest to psychoanalysts or neuroscientists. Either group will find this book fascinating and will wonder how the conceptual connections which seem so natural in the hands of the Solms, have eluded other investigators and theorists.” — Steven J. Ellman, PhD

  • “Mark and Karen Solms are each outstanding scientists in their own right who have in a short period of time moved the field of psychoanalysis forward by integrating data from the laboratory and the consuking room. They have brought to this task an in-depth knowledge of neuropsychology, neurobiology, and psychoanalysis. Their work is in the best spirit of E.O. Wilsons concept of consilience, wise, and a pleasure to read.” — Arnold Richards, MD


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