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How the Brain Talks to Itself :  A Clinical Primer of Psychotherapeutic Neuroscience - Jay Evans Harris

How the Brain Talks to Itself

A Clinical Primer of Psychotherapeutic Neuroscience

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Published: March 1998
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How the Brain Talks to Itself synthesizes recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience with a psychoanalytic understanding of human dynamics and a working model for clinical diagnosis. In studying how the brain talks to itself to solve survival problems, this text looks at two sets of situations. In the first, neural possibilities mesh adaptively. In the second, dysfunction clouds the picture - something has gone wrong with the brain, in the life, or in a combination that ends in clinical syndromes.

Contents Introduction How Does the Brain Talk to Itself What Does This Text Do What Is This Primer Chapter 1. The Functional Anatomy of Consciousness A Neural Systems Approach to the Brain's Inner Language How Does the Brain Manage Consciousness How Do Metafunctions Regulate Intrapsychic Identity What Is Articulatory Rehearsal What Is Inner Speech What Is Social Speech Functional/Structural Links in System Consciousness How Do We Explain the Duality of Consciousness Distributed Systems Memory Terms for Types of Memory A Top-Down Information-Processing Model Information-Processing Systems How the Brain is Socialized How Identifications Mediate the Brain's Socialization The Anatomy of Thought Neotony: Consciousness Develops Cyclically Long-Term Potentiation (LTP) The Regulation of Long-Term Potentiation Long-Term Potentiation of Distributed Systems Chapter 2. Foundations of Clinical Neuroscience What Is Experience Sources of Laterality Transfer LTP Functions of the Prefrontal System How Does the Amygdala Condition the Infant's Brain Instinct, Conditioning, and Drive How the Amygdala Embodies Pleasure and Pain How the Amygdala Regulates the Executive's Signal Systems How Do We Evoke and Sense Our Past How Can Emotional Contexts Become Explicit The Foundations of Cognitive Processing CA 1's Fidelity, CA 3's Promiscuity The Hippocampus' Micro- and Macroanatomy How Associations Are Linked Conclusion: Truth Is Beauty, Beauty Truth Chapter 3. The Anatomy of Our Being The Stuggle of a Higher Consciousness The Neural Regulation of Experience What Happens When Our Identity Is Threatened A Further Anatomical Inquiry into Problem Solving The Neocortex's Anatomical Structure How Does the Caudate Mediate Consciousness and Drive The Cerebellum's Role as a Motor Memory Bank The Drives Are Behavioral States Neurobiological Mechanisms of Anxiety Regulation Psychoanalytic Drive Regulation: A Neural Systems Perspective Stress Regulation The Roots of Emotional Organization Chapter 4. How We Become Who We Are: Incarnating Psychoanalysis Introduction: A Neural View of the Stages of Life Long-Term Potentiation as a Developmental Mechanism Stress Terms for How We Become Who We Are Psychoanalytic Structural Theory How Id, Superego, and Ego Fit into a Neural System's Model Dynamics: How Neural Systems Conflict Horizontal and Vertical Conflicts How Can Therapy Induce Change How the Brain Structures Intrapsychic Development The Development of Primary Narcissism Infant Development: An Overview Conclusion Chapter 5. The Stages of Life Spiral Synthesis: The Brain's Growing Garden of the Mind Infancy (Zero to Twenty-Four Months) Drive Binds Anxiety Regulation in Infancy Cognitive Advances in the Transition to Young Childhood Perceptual Advances in the Transition to Young Childhood The Primal Scene's Reorganization of Intrapsychic Identity The Affect of Trauma on Developmental Stage Change Young Childhood (Twenty-Four to Forty-Two Months) Two Types of Ambivalence Abandonment Anxiety: The Regulation of Ambivalence Cognitive Development in Young Childhood The Oedipal Period (Twenty-Four to Seventy-Two Months) How Oedipal Fantasy Transforms the Social Subject Cognitive Development in the Oedipal Period Social Speech: The Cognitive Foundations of Social Rules Adolescent Cognition Chapter 6. How Adults Solve Problems Introduction: Mythopoiesis in the Brain The Mythopoesis of Coping and Adapting Using Myths and Legends as Survival Strategies From M

ISBN: 9780789004093
ISBN-10: 0789004097
Series: Advances in Psychology and Mental Health
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 442
Published: March 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1