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Imbasciati, A. (1989). Towards a Psychoanalytic Model of Cognitive Processes: Representation, Perception, Memory. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 16:223-236.

(1989). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 16:223-236

Towards a Psychoanalytic Model of Cognitive Processes: Representation, Perception, Memory

Antonio Imbasciati


On the basis of the contributions of the Kleinian school and in particular of the work of Bion, this paper describes some lines of research, still in progress, aimed at developing a psychoanalytic model of cognitive processes and at showing psychoanalysis to be a theory of learning. Specifically, the paper discusses the representational value of the internal objects in a process of primary learning and their part in the genesis and development of perceptual processes.

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