The Resource Biology of freedom : neural plasticity, experience, and the unconscious, François Ansermet, Pierre Magistretti ; translated by Susan Fairfield

Biology of freedom : neural plasticity, experience, and the unconscious, François Ansermet, Pierre Magistretti ; translated by Susan Fairfield

Label
Biology of freedom : neural plasticity, experience, and the unconscious
Title
Biology of freedom
Title remainder
neural plasticity, experience, and the unconscious
Statement of responsibility
François Ansermet, Pierre Magistretti ; translated by Susan Fairfield
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This groundbreaking book delivers a much needed bridge between the neurosciences and psychoanalysis. Freud hoped that the neurosciences would offer support for his psychoanalysis theories at some point in the future: both disciplines, after all, agree that experience leaves traces in the mind. But even today, as we enter the twenty-first century, all too many scientists and analysts maintain that each side has wholly different models of the origin and nature of those traces. What constitutes human experience, how does this experience shape us, and how, if at all, do we change our lives? Psychoanalysis and the neurosciences have failed to communicate about these questions, when they have not been frankly antagonistic. But in 'Biology of Freedom' Francois Ansermet and Pierre Magistretti are at last breaking new ground. This fully illustrated account, rigorous yet lucid and entirely accessible, shows how the plasticity of the brain's neural network allows for successive inscriptions, transcriptions, and retranscriptions of experience, leading to the constitution of an inner reality, an unconscious psychic life unique to each individual. In what amounts to a paradigm shift based on the concept of plasticity, this elegant, seamless collaboration of a psychoanalyst and a neuroscientist bridges the gap between disciplines formerly believed to be incompatible. Ansermet and Magistretti have opened up new areas of exploration of the mind/body connection and profoundly new ways in which to understand the bodily underpinnings of personal freedom, identity, and change"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
LC call number
QP363.3
LC item number
.A5513 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Biology of freedom : neural plasticity, experience, and the unconscious, François Ansermet, Pierre Magistretti ; translated by Susan Fairfield
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The polar bear and the whale : what plasticity entails -- Diego and Haydn : perception and memories -- Inhibition on the shore of Lake Trasimene : what becomes of perception -- Aplysia, rat, man : from experience to the trace -- Forgetting the name Signorelli : synaptic trace and psychic trace -- Claire and the Pope : perceptions and emotions -- Milk and the sound of the door : mental traces and somatic states -- Man and wolf : fantasy, object, and action -- An unexpected phone call : how drives originate and what becomes of them -- Incest and the refrigerator : pleasure and unpleasure -- Freud and James : let's be synthetic -- Redibis non morieris : the plasticity of becoming and the becoming of plasticity -- The couple at a red light : the influences of internal reality -- The hour of the traces : the unconscious, memory, and repression -- The Ferrari and the trailer : beyond the fantasy scenario
Control code
ocn727944805
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (226 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849405546
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b35447217
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)727944805
  • pebcs1849405549

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