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La psicoanalisi nell’ambito delle neuroscienze: l’importanza della relazione
Journal Title: SETTING 
Author/s: Maria Maddalena Viola 
Year:  2016 Issue: 41-42 Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 143-152 FullText PDF:  422 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SET2016-041006
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In this article, the Author proposes to use neuroscience as a theoretical and epistemological frame aimed at offering a new perspective within the psychoanalytic theory. Specifically, the author uses the neuroscientific assumption of a structurally relational mind, and therefore strongly influenced by the relationship with the external environment, as a vertex through which to highlight the importance of the interpretation of interpersonal dynamics typical of psychotherapeutic process, emphasizing likewise, through the use of some clinical vignettes, the centrality that today covers attachment theory in directly influencing the maturational processes of brain structures. This perspective makes it possible to review concepts such as repression, transfert, denial, in the light of neuroscientific discoveries on implicit memories; moreover, it makes possible to re-read the psychoanalytic process as an experience of emotional and relational learning able to favor changes in the microcomponents of the patient’s cerebral system, consequently determining changes in the organization of emotional patterns and in the prevailing states of mind, creating new memories of the self and of the self in the relationship with the others.

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Maria Maddalena Viola, in "SETTING" 41-42/2016, pp. 143-152, DOI:10.3280/SET2016-041006

   

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