The Dynamic Self in Psychoanalysis builds a bridge between two different but intertwined disciplines—psychoanalysis and neuroscience—by examining the Self and its dynamics at the psychological and neuronal level.

Rosa Spagnolo and Georg Northoff seek continuity in the relationship between psychoanalysis and neuroscience, emphasizing how both inform psychotherapy and psychoanalytic treatment and exploring the transformations of the Self that occur during this work. Each chapter presents clinical examples which demonstrate the evolution of the spatiotemporal and affective dimensions of the Self in a variety of psychopathologies. Spagnolo and Northoff analyze the possible use of new neuroscientific findings to improve clinical treatment in psychodynamic therapy and present a spatio-temporal approach that has significant implications for the practice of psychotherapy and for future research.

The Dynamic Self in Psychoanalysis will be of great interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, neuroscientists and neuropsychiatrists.

chapter |16 pages

Introducing the Dynamic Self

chapter 1|19 pages

Building up time and space

chapter 2|18 pages

The Self and the Other

chapter 3|20 pages

The Self and the world

chapter 4|19 pages

The Self between art and madness

chapter 5|16 pages

The Self into the dreams

chapter 6|17 pages

Dream experience of the Self

chapter 7|11 pages

Philosophical outlook

World, Time, and Self