Neuropsychoanalysis Lecture Series Special Meeting – at the New York Academy of Medicine
On March 2 and March 3, 2012
The Neurobiology of Freedom: Neuroplasticity and the Dynamic Unconscious
at the New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (entrance at 103rd Street) co-sponsored by the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis, the Consulate General of Switzerland, and the Agalma Foundation
Free and open to the public.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 7-9:30 p.m.7 – 8 p.m. – Wine and cheese reception
8 – 9:30 p.m. – The Neurobiology of Freedom: Neural Plasticity and the Dynamic Unconscious
Our brains are continually remodeled by experience, as the unconscious proceeds from associations to re-associations of traces in neuronal networks. In this presentation, Pierre Magistretti and François Ansermet – whose groundbreaking research bridges neuroscience and psychoanalysis – identify mechanisms of neural plasticity (critical for learning and memory) as key processes in the establishment of the “dynamic unconscious.”
Speakers: François Ansermet (Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospital)
Pierre Magistretti (Director of the Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland) SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.(Coffee and refreshments available at 9:30 a.m.) Panel
Discussion: Implications, Questions, and Future Directions for Investigating the Dynamic UnconsciousIf experience leaves traces in the mind and the brain, shaping how we think, feel and behave, how does it change our understanding of mental health, and of disorders like depression and anxiety? This panel explores in depth the model presented by Drs. Ansermet and Magistretti, including reconsolidation, in which memory traces can be re-sculpted when they are active. Followed by Q&A. Participants: Cristina Alberini, Ph.D. (Center for Neural Science, New York University) Eric Marcus, M.D. (Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research) Daniela Schiller, Ph.D. (Mt. Sinai Medical School) Mark Solms, Ph.D. (University of Cape Town)
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