The Self and its Brain

Georg Northoff

in Neuropsychoanalysis in practice

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Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599691
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754746 | DOI:
The Self and its Brain

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Chapter 9 discusses the psychodynamic concept of the self and its relationship to that of the ego within the neuropsychodynamic context. Different concepts of the self in neuroscience and psychoanalysis are directly compared with each other with regard to their plausibility and compatibility with the current empirical (i.e. neuronal) findings with regard to the self. I then develop and discuss what I call the “relational concept” of the self, as distinct from the concepts of the ego and the id.

Chapter.  13488 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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