Mark Solms: Neuropsychoanalysis

Professor Mark Solms is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and for his pioneering integration of psychoanalytic theories and methods with those of modern neuroscience. He was born in South Africa and returned there in 2002, but commutes monthly to London and New York. He holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology). His other current positions include: Honorary Lecturer in Neurosurgery at St. Bartholomew’s & Royal London School of Medicine, Director of the International Neuro-Psychoanalysis Centre, London, and Director of the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuro-Psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. His book Clinical Studies in Neuro-Psychoanalysis (with Karen Kaplan-Solms) won the NAAP’s Gradiva Award (Best Book, Science Category) in 2001. His latest book (with Oliver Turnbull), The Brain and the Inner World (2002), is a best-seller and has been translated into 12 languages. He is the authorized editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols), and The Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols).

Published July 2009. See: Printable PDF transcript