Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To access “The Standard Edition” of Freud’s work…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

You can directly access Strachey’s The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud through the Books tab on the left side of the PEP-Web screen.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Goldberg, A. (2000). Gaps, Barriers, and Splits: The Psychoanalytic Search for Connection. Neuropsychoanalysis, 2(1):61-68.

(2000). Neuropsychoanalysis, 2(1):61-68

Gaps, Barriers, and Splits: The Psychoanalytic Search for Connection

Arnold Goldberg, M.D.

This paper explores the pictorial imagery that is often used to explain the mind and mental processes. In particular it examines the gap that is said to exist between neurophysiologic and psychologic phenomena, the barrier said to explain the separation of unconscious from preconscious and conscious ideation, and the split said to constitute the essentials of disavowal and denial. In each of these visual renditions, the claim is made that there is a logical contradiction which stems from linear thinking. In addition the paper suggests to the reader that the proper appreciation of these erroneous images might remove present-day futile efforts to pursue solutions based upon these images.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.