Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis


Please note that this seminar has moved from the Colin Matthew Room on the ground floor to the Seminar Room on the third floor (same building).

(Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University)

Multiple Memory Systems in the Brain: Integrating Conscious and Unconscious Memory Pathways

Multiple memory systems include both explicit (Conscious) and implicit (Unconscious) memory networks. What is the neural basis of these memory systems and how are they related?  What happens in neurodegenerative diseases? Do all memory systems fail or do some survive?

(Chair of Neuropsychology, University of Cape Town)

A Neuropsychoanalytical Perspective on Consciousness and the Unconscious

The primary state of consciousness is affective, not perceptual. Perception is unconscious in itself and is only rendered conscious by dint of its (affective) salience. The implications of this framework for unconscious memory will be outlined, with reference to both cognitive and Freudian notions of the unconscious.

Chair: Professor Laura Marcus (New College, University of Oxford)
Convenor: Dr Sowon Park (Corpus Christi, University of Oxford)

Please email to guarantee a seat but we expect that there will be a number of seats available on the day. You are welcome to join the speaker for dinner afterwards but please email ahead.


Unconscious Memory

Contact name: Sowon Park

Contact email:

Audience: Open to all

Media: Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis