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Event:NPSA Congress – Brussels 2019: The 20th Annual Congress of the Neuropsychoanalysis Society
Venue:La Salle Dupréel, ULB Campus du Solbosch, Bâtiment ‘S’ Avenue Jeanne 44, 1050 Bruxelles
Date:18/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
Duration:3 days
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Neuropsychoanalysis on Sex, Drive, and Enjoyment.

What is the standing of Freudian theory in the light of modern neuroscience when it comes to drives, pleasure, enjoyment, and sex? To date, neuropsychoanalysis might be seen as a rather desexualized body of theories, studies, and methods: sexual topics pop up here and there, but not in any systematic way that recognizes sexuality as a constitutive foundation of the human condition. This congress aims to rectify this impression by directing our attention to questions like:

What is sex? What is libido? What is an erogenous zone?
Do we have to reconsider the Freudian notion of infantile sexuality?
What about affect, emotion and drive in the sexual act and in sexuality?
Are we enslaved to love? What is the role played by reward in love, addiction, or sex?
What can we say about the role of the object in the sexual act and in sexuality: partial, transitional, sublime, exquisite – including lost objects?
Are there specific (neuroscientific, conceptual, clinical) reasons to distinguish feminine enjoyment?
Organised By:NPSA: The International Neuropsychoanalysis Society
Web Link:http://https://npsa-association.org/events/npsa-congress-brussels-2019/
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