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Zabarenko, L.M. (2004). Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, And Cognitive Psychology: Some Samples From Recent Research. Psychoanal. Psychol., 21(3):488-492.

(2004). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 21(3):488-492

Psychoanalysis, Neuroscience, And Cognitive Psychology: Some Samples From Recent Research

Lucy M. Zabarenko, Ph.D.

As a demonstration of ways in which the burgeoning work in neuroscience and cognitive psychology have important relevance for psychoanalysis, samples are offered from the literature of the past 9 months. Reports address such topics as neural transmission at the cellular level; a revolutionary new instrument capable of recording neurons at work in the brain; the latest data on the effect of psychotropic drugs on children; the research validity of measuring emotional expression (e.g., do baby rats cry); longitudinal work on inhibited children; the importance of implicit cognitive processes; emotion, attention, and the amygdala; and recent findings about glutamate, “the workhorse of the brain,” and how its deleterious effects in neurodegenerative disorders may be modulated.

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