Recent theories of consciousness and psychoanalytic models

Author/s Stefano Fissi
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/2 Language Italian
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DOI 10.3280/PU2016-002005
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The physicalism provides a reductionist explanation of consciousness, disregarding the phenomenal quality of subjective experience. The models of multiple narratives, of integrated information theory and of global workspace theory deal with the cognitive accessibility, explaining only how information is experienced since it is globally accessible. The unconscious of cognitive psychology doesn’t rely on repression like the psychoanalytic unconscious, but on a stochastic occurring of cognitive events. Because of the difference between implicit and explicit memories, the psychoanalytic technique must be widened from interpretation to the analysis of intersubjective consciousness of meeting moments between patient and analyst. Regarding forgotten memories, the playful climate and the empathic stance of the analytical situation can restore the narrative context and improve cerebral trophysm.

Keywords: Consciousness, information, integration, global workspace, implicit memory

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Stefano Fissi, Recenti teorie della coscienza e modelli psicoanalitici in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 2/2016, pp 253-274, DOI: 10.3280/PU2016-002005