Neuropsychoanalysis and Psychosis: A Dialogue with Mark Solms
Webinar ISPS: 18u - 21u
Neuropsychoanalysis is an inter-discipline that integrates psychoanalytic and neuroscientific perspectives upon the mind. In this webinar Mark Solms will summarize some insights into psychosis that have arisen from this integrative effort. He will focus mainly on the role of the mesocortical/mesolimbic dopamine system, which is closer in its functional role to Freud’s ‘libidinal drive’ than is any other brain system. He will speak, in particular, about the role of this system in meaning-making, mania, omnipotence, and manic-depressive psychosis.
Professor Mark Solms is Director of Neuropsychology at the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town, and member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and the American and South African Psychoanalytical associations.