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Wiest, G. (2013). Is the Primary Process Conscious?. Neuropsychoanalysis, 15(1):73-75.

(2013). Neuropsychoanalysis, 15(1):73-75

Is the Primary Process Conscious? Related Papers

Commentary by Gerald Wiest

Mark Solms's stimulating and thought-provoking article “The Conscious Id” provides new perspectives on our current understanding of concepts such as the mental apparatus, consciousness, or affects. Solms's ideas are challenging both for neuroscientists and psychoanalysts in many respects. In particular, he casts doubt on the corticocentric view of consciousness—that is, the neuroscientific assumption that all consciousness is cortical and that affective states generated deeper in the brain first have to undergo cortical processing before they become conscious. Psychoanalysts, on the other hand, are being confronted with the idea that the id—in contrast to the Freudian view—is the fount of consciousness and the ego is unconscious itself. In this commentary, I want to focus on different aspects of this proposed paradigm shift.

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