Lecture by Mark Solms, University of Cape Town – University of Copenhagen

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Lecture by Mark Solms, University of Cape Town

The Department of Psychology, Centre for Psychoanalysis and Psykoanalytisk Debat invites to a lecture by

Professor Mark Solms, Department of Psychology,

University of Cape Town, South Africa:

‘Clinical Implications of Neuropsychoanalysis’ 

In his talk, Professor Mark Solms will describe the basic brain mechanisms that are involved in psychopathology, and, based on this, he will outline and explain the brain mechanisms of common psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatments. In other words, Mark Solms will explain how and why psychotherapy works, and how it differs (neurologically) from drug therapy. Lastly he will address the question: how well do these treatments work and what does this mean for psychoanalysis?

September 21st, 2017, at 14-16, CSS, room 1.1.18, Øster Farimagsgade 5

 Faculty, students and others with interest are welcome

 Selected Publications by Mark Solms

Solms, M.(2004). Hjernen og de nindre verden – de subjektive erfaringers neurovidenskabelige grundlag. Akademisk Forlag

Solms, M (2013) The conscious id.  Neuropsychoanalysis, 15.

Panksepp, J. & Solms, M. (2012) What is neuropsychoanalysis? Clinically relevant studies of the minded brain. Trends in Cognitive Science, 16,  6-8.

Solms, M. (2011) Neurobiology and the neurological basis of dreaming. In P. Montagna & S. Chokroverty (eds.), Handbook of Clinical Neurology 98 (3rd series), Sleep Disorders – Part 1 (pp. 519-544). New York: Elsevier.

Solms, M. & Panksepp, J. (2010) Why depression feels bad. In E. Perry, D. Collerton, F. LeBeau & H. Ashton (eds.), New Horizons in the Neuroscience of Consciousness (pp. 169-179).  Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company

Turnbull, O. & Solms, M. (2007) Awareness, desire, and false beliefs. Cortex, 43, 1083-1090 [Target paper, with 10 open peer commentaries]

Fotopoulou, A., Conway, M.A., & Solms, M. (2007) Confabulation: Motivated Reality Monitoring. Neuropsychologia, 45, 2180-2190.

Gamwell, L. & Solms, M. (2006). From Neurology to Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud’s Drawings and Diagrams of the Mind. Binghampton: State University of New York.

Solms, M. & Turnbull, O. (2002). The Brain and the Inner World: An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Subjective Experience. London & New York: Other/Karnac.

Solms, M. (2001). The neurochemistry of dreaming: cholinergic and dopaminergic hypotheses. In Perry, E., Ashton, H. & Young, A. (eds.), The Neurochemistry of Consciousness. Advances in Consciousness Research series (pp. 123-131). Philadelphia: John Benjamin’s Publishing Company.

Solms, M. (2000). Dreaming and REM sleep are controlled by different brain mechanisms. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 23, 843-50 [Target paper with 39 peer commentaries].

Kaplan-Solms, K. & Solms, M.(2000). Clinical Studies in Neuro-Psychoanalysis: Introduction to a Depth Neuropsychology. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association Monograph Series, No 5. Madison CT: International Universities Press; London: Karnac Books.