n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Freudian unconscious and cognitive neuroscience, Vesa Talvitie : book review

Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



Kihlstrom, Barnhardt and Tataryn (p. 789), quoted in Talvitie (p. 2)
It was this 'hot and wet' perception of Freud's notion of the unconscious that first attracted me to psychoanalysis. However, the question regarding whether, when neuroscientists speak of unconscious processing, they are speaking in the same terms as psychoanalysts or not, has become of increasing interest to me. It was, therefore, my sense that Talvitie's work served as something of a bridge between the two paradigms that drew me to it.

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