This book contains essential data necessary to develop both a learning theory and a theory of therapeutic change for psychoanalysis. It approaches how the mind-brain deals with the acquisition, transfer, modification, and utilization of information.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction -- Retrospect -- The philosophical background to Freud: thinking about thinking -- Psychoanalysis and the brain -- Psychoanalysis and Gnosis -- Learning, transference, and the need to suspend belief -- The special relationship between psychoanalytic transference, similarity judgment, and the priming of memory -- Integrating some mind and brain views of transference: the phenomena -- Conscious and Unconscious Systems -- Some additional thoughts on attention -- Why consciousness? -- Subtle is the Lord: the relationship between consciousness, the unconscious, and the executive control network (ECN) of the brain -- The conundrum of conscious and unconscious relations: Part 1—Ito's evolutionary model of brain and the role of the cerebellum 47 -- The conundrum of conscious and unconscious relations: Part 2—The tagging of memory, the dynamic unconscious, and the executive control network (ECN) -- Psychoanalysis and Chaos Theory -- The paradigm of bifurcation: Priel and Schreiber on chaos theory -- Learning, development, and psychopathology: applying chaos theory to psychoanalysis -- Clinical Consequences -- Psychoanalytic operating principles: how they derive from understanding knowledge acquisition -- What the amygdala, hippocampus, and ECN teach clinical psychoanalysis -- What working with the neuropsychiatric patient teaches clinical psychoanalysis -- Overview