Archive for July, 2014

YIVO News

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Congratulations to Eileen Millan, the winner of our Winter/Spring 2014 Public Programs Survey lottery! Ms. Millan has won a tour of a YIVO archival collection of her choice.

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey.
We look forward to offering this opportunity again in the future.

This Week in Yedies: News from YIVO
Uriel Weinreich Summer Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture: Alumni Voices

This is the third post in a series about alumni of YIVO’s intensive summer program in Yiddish, offered by YIVO and Bard College: “Doing Homework in the Hungarian Pastry Shop: Alicia Svigals, Zumer Program alum, 1980s.” Read more… (more…)

No Time to Think

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   No Time to Think By Kate Murphy in The New York Times on July 25, 2014.

“Mourning the Body as Bedrock: Treating Massive Gender Trauma Psychoanalytically” with Avgi Saketopoulou at CFS

Monday, July 28th, 2014

27 RUE DE FLEURUS, A SALON MEETING OF THE CONTEMPORARY FREUDIAN SOCIETY
“Mourning the Body as Bedrock: Treating Massive Gender Trauma Psychoanalytically”
Avgi Saketopoulou, PsyD
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 to 9:45pm, The Culture Center, 410 Columbus Ave (bet. 79 & 80th St), NYC

Psychoanalysis has traditionally treated the body as bedrock. Work with transgender patients however unsettles the centrality of the body’s materiality in the constitution of identity and psychic experience. (more…)

Psychology Sunday: David Rapaport

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  David Rapaport on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Notes for Reminiscences of David Rapaport by Robert Hold on this website.

Click Here to Read: Announcing the Rapaport-Holt Letters on this website.

Click Here to Read:  This and other posts from Psychology Sunday on this website.

 

Psychoanalysis/psychiatry/science/the brain and humanism on IP.net from Sasha Rolde

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The loss of life globally whether is is passengers in commercial aircrafts, soldiers and civilians in the middle east, mental health workers in hospitals, or just starving children and victims of infections – all seems uncontrollable. We all look for psychological explanations, and with that in mind I will give you my choices on the international psychoanalytic website as well as the list of contents. Perhaps we and the philosophers have an answer. Personally I am beginning to think that what is happening in the world is the primordial nature’s attempt to keep the human population down and manageable. Animals kill each other and survival of the fittest seems to have kept life on earth going. Any other ideas? (more…)

From photography to supercomputers: how we see ourselves in our inventions

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: From photography to supercomputers: how we see ourselves in our inventions Neuroscience encourages us to think of our brains as calculation machines, but such analogies, while useful, also demonstrate our limitations by Vaughan Bell in The Observer on July 26, 2014.

Paraplegic Juliano Pinto kicked off this year’s World Cup using a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton.

 

The Passenger depicts the Holocaust and its aftermath in opera form

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:
   The Passenger depicts the Holocaust and its aftermath in opera form By Fred Mazelis on the World Socialist Web Site on July 25, 2014.

The Passenger [Photo ©Stephanie Berger/Lincoln Center Festival]

Researcher shows how stress hormones promote brain’s building of negative memories

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Researcher shows how stress hormones promote brain’s building of negative memories on The Medical Xpress Research Website on July 24, 2014.

The ASU study’s findings about stress hormones, such as cortisol (3-D rendering seen above), are important as they pertain to women, since women are twice as likely to develop disorders from stress and trauma that affect memory, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Study Links Enzyme to Autistic Behaviors

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read : Study Links Enzyme to Autistic Behaviors on the Laboratory website on by Univ. of California, Riverside on July 24, 2014.

Iryna Ethell. Credit: L. Duka.

Philosophy Thursday: Henri Bergson

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Cl;ick Here to Read: Henri Bergson on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Henri Bergson on Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Click Here Read:  The Philosophy of Bergson (Russell) on the Wikisourve website.

Below the surface of Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: City of Dogs

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Below the surface of Louis Theroux’s LA Stories: City of Dogs By Charles Thorpe and Norisa Diaz on The World Socialist Web Site on July 23, 2014.

Louis Theroux’s City of Dogs. Photograph: Steve Schofield/BBC

An Eye to the Past Can Help Guide the Future

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  An Eye to the Past Can Help Guide the Future By Carl Richards in The New York Times on July 21, 2014.

Blind as a Bat: A Case of Mind vs. Body

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Blind as a Bat: A Case of Mind vs. Body By George Johnson in The New York Times on July 21, 2014.

Spark for a Stagnant Search: A $650 Million Donation for Psychiatric Research

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Spark for a Stagnant Search: A $650 Million Donation for Psychiatric Research By Carl Zimmer and Benedict Carey in The New York Times on July 21, 2014.

“You’re talking to a guy who went from psychotic to normal with some pills,” said Jonathan Stanley, who was found to have bipolar disorder in the 1980s. The donation of a foundation started by his father is one of the largest private gifts ever for scientific research. Credit Max Reed for The New York Times        

Beth Israel Opens Mental Health Notes To Some Patients

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Listen to:  Beth Israel Opens Mental Health Notes To Some Patients by Sacha Pfeiffer on Wbur Website on July 21, 2014.

Unlocking The Brain: Are We Entering A Golden Age Of Neuroscience?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Listen to:  Unlocking The Brain: Are We Entering A Golden Age Of Neuroscience? by Carey Goldberg  on the Wbur Website on the June 12, 2014.

Experts Recommend a New Discipline Combining Neuroscience and Psychology

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Experts Recommend a New Discipline Combining Neuroscience and Psychology by Sarah Thomas on the International Business Times website on July 21, 2014.

On the Subject of Psychiatry and the Subject of Psychoanalysis at APRÈS-COUP

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

ALFAPSY and APRÈS-COUP PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION

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René Magritte, Not to be Reproduced (La reproduction interdite), 1937.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

COLLOQUIUM:
On the Subject of Psychiatry and
the Subject of Psychoanalysis
September 19–20, 2014 (more…)

Psychoanalysis! Is that still around?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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Click here to read Psychoanalysis! Is that still around?, an OpEd piece by Jane S. Hall. This paper is previously unpublished.

In the Eye of the Storm: Israeli Psychoanalysis and its Political Surroundings

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  In the Eye of the Storm: Israeli Psychoanalysis and its Political Surroundings by Emanuel Berman.  This paper is previously unpublished.

Click Here to Order:   City Within A City by Basia Berman from IPBooks.net