The Conscious Id with Mark Solms at NYPSI


Thursday, October 31, 2013

What:”The Conscious Id”

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s Scientific Program Committee, in association with NYPSI’s Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis, presents internationally acclaimed psychoanalyst Mark Solms.

Who:Mark Solms is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and for his pioneering integration of psychoanalytic theories and methods with those of modern neuroscience. Currently he holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology). His other current positions include Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery at St. Bartholomew’s & Royal London School of Medicine and Director of the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis at New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI). He was awarded Honorary Membership to NYPSI in 1998. Other awards include the George Sarton Medal of the Rijksuniversiteit Gent (1996) and the Sigourney Prize (2012).

Solms has published widely in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and has authored five books. His latest book (with Oliver Turnbull) The Brain and the Inner World (2002) is a best-seller and has been translated into 12 languages. He is the authorized editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols), and Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols). He is a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and South African Psychoanalytical Association (of which he is President).

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