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Kessler, L. (2013). Conscious Id or Unconscious Id or Both: An Attempt at “Self”-Help. Neuropsychoanalysis, 15(1):48-51.

(2013). Neuropsychoanalysis, 15(1):48-51

Conscious Id or Unconscious Id or Both: An Attempt at “Self”-Help Related Papers

Commentary by Luba Kessler

The concept of the “self” is proposed as a potential mediator in the questions raised by Mark Solms regarding bodily representations in the brain/mind and their relationship to consciousness. The insights of mid-twentieth-century psychoanalytic researchers and of Kohut's self-psychology are used as a springboard for correlations with modern-day findings of affective neuroscience. Their addition may shift the enduring Freudian metapsychology into a more workable relationship to the neurosciences, and vice versa.

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