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A Neuro-Psychoanalytical Dialogue for Bridging Freud and the Neurosciences


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Introduction.- PART I: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND NEUROSCIENCES: APPROACHES AND OPEN QUESTIONS.- Chapter 1: What is Neuropsychoanalysis? Mark Solms and Oliver Turnbull.- Chapter 2: Embodied Simulation and the Coding-Problem of Simulation Theory. Inventions from Cultural Sciences; Sigrid Weigel.- Chapter 3: "The medulla oblongata is a very serious and beautiful object." A Comparison of Neuroscientific and Psychoanalytical Theories; Edith Seifert.- PART II: EMBODYMENT.- Chapter 4: Enactments in Transference: Embodiment, Trauma and Depression. What Psychoanalysis has to Offer to Neurosciences; Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber.- Chapter 5: Couch Potato: Some Remarks Concerning the Body of Psychoanalysis; Ulrike Kadi.- PART III: THE MEANING OF THE UNCONSCIOUS.- Chapter 6: Dreams, Unconscious Fantasies and Epigenetics; Tamara Fischmann.- Chapter 7: Signs and Soul. French Psychiatry in the 19th Century and the Emergence of Psychodynamics; Gerhard Scharbert.- PART IV: REVISIONS OF THE DRIVE.- Chapter 8: Beyond the Death Drive. Freud's Concept of 'Life' at the Threshold of Sciences and Culture; Sigrid Weigel.- Chapter 9: Drive and Love: Revisiting Freud's Drive Theory; Yoram Yovell.- Chapter 10: The Island of Drive. Representations, Somatic States and the Origin of Drive; Francois Ansermet and Pierre Magistretti.- Bibliography.

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Sigrid Weigel, born 25 March 1950, is Director of the Center for Literary and Cultural Research in Berlin. She has held professorships at the universities of Hamburg, Zurich, and TU Berlin, and acted as director of Einstein Forum (Potsdam); she is a regular visiting professor in Princeton. Her research focuses on the dialectics of secularization, Jewish-German intellectual history (Heine, Freud, Warburg, Benjamin, Scholem, Arendt), and a cultural approach to the history of sciences (esp. genealogy, generation, memory).

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