Feeling the Words: Neuropsychoanalytic Understanding of Memory and the Unconscious

Author(s) : Mauro Mancia

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Feeling the Words: Neuropsychoanalytic Understanding of Memory and the Unconscious

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2007
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 25125
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415390972
  • ISBN 10 : 0415390974

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"Feeling the Words" incorporates a thorough review of essential psychoanalytic concepts, a clear critical history of analytical ideas and an assessment of the contribution neuroscience has to offer. Mauro Mancia uses numerous detailed clinical examples to demonstrate how insights from neuroscience and infant development research can change how the analyst responds to their patient. Major topics such as the transference, the Oedipus complex, the interpretation of dreams and the nature of mental pain are reviewed and refined in the light of these recent developments. The book is divided into three sections, covering: Memory and the Unconscious; The Dream: Between Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis; and, Further Reflections on Narcissism and Other Clinical Topics. "Feeling the Words" offers an original perspective on the connection between memory and the unconscious. It will be welcomed by all psychoanalysts interested in investigating new ways of working with patients.

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Mauro Mancia is Professor Emeritus of Neurophysiology, University of Milan, Italy and Training Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society. His interest is in the link between neuroscientific knowledge and psychoanalytic theories of mind and he has written extensively on the subjects of narcissism, dreams, sleep, memory and the unconscious.

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