Reflections of a Psychoanalytic Neuroscientist

A Study in Embarrassment

  • Tue 1 Dec 20

    13:00 - 16:00

  • Online

  • Event speaker

    Professor Mark Solms, Director of the Science Dept of the American Psychoanalytic Association

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Greta Kaluzeviciute

On 1 December the Psychoanalytic Society welcomes a special guest - Professor Mark Solms


Professor Solms is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and his pioneering use of psychoanalytic methods and theories in contemporary neuroscience. He is Director of the Science Dept of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association. Professor  Solms published 350 articles in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and he has authored eight scientific books. His collected papers were published recently as The Feeling Brain. He is the 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).

In this event, Professor Solms will discuss his experiences of conducting psychoanalytic research in institutions and fields that are largely within the domain of natural sciences. He will discuss the reception of neuropsychoanalytic ideas in universities, hospitals, medical schools and other institutions in which psychoanalysis is still considered to be an outcast discipline.

This event is completely free, and will be of interest to all academics, students, and clinicians with an active interest in psychoanalytic research.

Zoom Link: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/98122378202

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