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Emde, R.N. (2009). From Ego to “We-Go”: Neurobiology and Questions for Psychoanalysis: Commentary on Papers by Trevarthen, Gallese, and Ammaniti & Trentini. Psychoanal. Dial., 19(5):556-564.

(2009). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 19(5):556-564

From Ego to “We-Go”: Neurobiology and Questions for Psychoanalysis: Commentary on Papers by Trevarthen, Gallese, and Ammaniti & Trentini

Robert N. Emde, M.D.

The self is a social self to begin with. The research reviewed indicates that, from infancy, innately given brain processes support social reciprocity and the development of “we-ness.” Implications for psychoanalysis and needs for future research are discussed.

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