Neuroscience, unconscious processes: Clinical applications


This article reviews selected neuroscience and psychoanalytic writings about respective concepts regarding unconscious processes. Two objectives are pursued. The first is the modification of an apparent dualistic view of the psychoanalytic, dynamic unconscious described by Freud and the implicit, automated unconscious described by neuroscientists into a unified unconscious process concept. Secondly, to examine the functional, structural theory of Freud and to connect it to neuroscience findings via neurodevelopment and the concomitant development of speech and language, an exclusive communicative capacity of the human species. The goal is to illustrate the application of the objectives into clinical settings.

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Greenman, L. (2013) Neuroscience, unconscious processes: Clinical applications. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 3, 41-45. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2013.31007.

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