24 Nov THE DREAMING BRAIN: IMPLICATIONS FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS
PRESENTER: DR. MARK SOLMS
Saturday March 18th, 2023
The course is divided into two parts. The first part concerns the development of scientific understanding of the brain mechanisms of dreaming, from the discovery of REM sleep to the present day. The second part concerns advances in understanding of the ‘interpretation’ of dream content, in light of neurological disorders which cast light on this question. In both parts, the implications for psychoanalysis will be highlighted.
- Participants will be able to identify the brain mechanisms of REM sleep.
- Participants will be able to identify the brain mechanisms of dreaming, and how they differ from those of REM sleep.
- Participants will be able to identify various research methods that are used to elucidate the brain mechanisms of dreaming, and how each method offsets the limitations of the other methods.
- Participants will be able to identify the biological function of REM sleep.
- Participants will be able to identify the biological function of dreaming, and contrast it with that of REM sleep.
- Participants will be able to apply neuroscientific understanding of the brain mechanisms of dreaming to the clinical practice of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
CLASS DATE AND TIME: Saturday March 18, 2023, 9:00am – 1:20 pm
NUMBER OF CE/CEUs: 4 CE Credits
Professor Mark Solms was born in 1961. He was educated at Pretoria Boys’ School and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He emigrated to England in 1988. There he worked at University College London (Dept of Psychology) and the Royal London Hospital (Dept of Neurosurgery) while he trained at the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He returned to South Africa in 2002, and now holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. His rating by the National Research Foundation is ‘A1’ and he is a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He has received numerous prizes and honours, such as the Sigourney Prize, the IPA’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award and Honorary Fellowship of the American College of Psychiatrists. He is Training Director of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, Director of the Science Dept of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has published 350 articles in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and he has authored eight books. The Brain and the Inner World was translated into 13 languages. His collected papers were published recently as The Feeling Brain. His latest book, The Hidden Spring, appeared in early 2021. He is the 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)
March 18, 2023
9:00 am - 1:20 pm