A selection of articles by or related to the Prague Group. For more articles on neuropsychoanalysis see the website of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society, Centre and Journal. For a good introduction see: Mark Solms: Freud Returns (2004), Psychoanalysis and the Brain, and The Interpretation of Dreams and the Neurosciences and read the introduction: What is Neuropsychoanalysis?

Freud 2006 praha

Below are a collection of articles, some in full and some as abstracts, from the conference in Prague held in May 4-6, 2006, on the 150th anniversary of Freud's birth in Moravia, 'Freud's Screen Memories in the Light of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Neurosciences'. Organized by the Czech Psychoanalytical Society (IPA). For further papers see here on the website of the Czech Psychoanalytical Society.

Feve, A. & Hart, G.: Dreams in the Fields of Neurology and Psychoanalysis (2006, abstract)

Falk, P.B: Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience: Cooperation or Integration? (2006, abstract)

Galatzer-Levy, R.M: Screen Memories and Non-linear Dynamics (Chaos Theory) (2006, abstract)

Leuzinger-Bohleber, M: Nachträglichkeit and Trauma, Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Embodied Cognitive Science (2006, summary)

Mancia, M: Memory and Unconscious: From Freud to Us (How the Neuroscience can Contribute to psychoanalysis) (2006, full paper)

Varvin, Sverre: Trauma and the Posttraumatic Process: Reliving or Remembering? Psychoanalysis and Embodied Cognitive Science (2006, full paper)

Von Krogh, Kjell: "Nachträglichkeit" in Patients' Dreams (2006, full paper)












Here are some more recent articles, in English and Czech

Joseph Dodds: Prague Neuropsychoanalysis Group: From Moravian Screen Memories to Groups, Complexity, Psychosomatics and Bi-Logic (2009). Bulletin of the Prague Neuropsychoanalysis Group to the international, interdisciplinary journal Neuro-Psychoanalysis

Joseph Dodds: The Monstrous Brain: A Neuropsychoanalytic Aesthetics of Horror (2009). Poster Presentation from the 10th International Neuropsychoanalysis Congress in Paris, June 2009 (full article to follow)

Joseph Dodds: Artificial Group Psychodynamics: Emergence of the Collective (2009). In Dietrich, Fodor, Zucker and Bruchner (eds.) Simulating the Mind: A Technical Neuropsychoanalytical Approach. 2008. Springer: Wien, New York. pp.347-366. Abstract: Research into computer simulation of group and cultural processes has expanded in recent years, including an important recent attempt to incorporate neuropsychoanalytic principles. This paper argues that in order to progress we need to start “taking the group seriously” and utilize psychoanalytic theories of group-level processes. Furthermore, those currently using such psychoanalytic perspectives in a variety of contexts have a lot to gain from computer modelling. This paper aims to elucidate the key elements of three foundational psychoanalytic theories of group dynamics, those of Freud, Bion and Jaques, with the goal of facilitating future computer-based implementation, and ultimately the formation of a new research field of artificial group psychodynamics.

Joseph Dodds (2008) From Psychosomatics to Neuropsychoanalysis: Contributions of the Paris School. Revue Psychoanalytická Psychoterapie. 2008. X/2 zima. Moderní psychoanalýza II (francouzská psychoanalýza). (English Version). Abstract:This paper reviews the contributions to psychosomatics and psychoanalysis of the Paris School (Ecole de Paris), founded in 1963 by Pierre Marty, Michel de M'Uzan, Christian David and Michel Fain. The Paris School and the Paris Psychosomatic Institute (IPSO), building on classical Freudian theory, can be seen as a pioneering psychoanalytic approach to the psyche/soma and interesting forerunner of neuropsychoanalysis, to which it is now making significant contributions in the form of the French Group of Psychoanalysis, Medicine, and Neuroscience. The Paris School's work has been further developed by analysts such as Joyce McDougall (1974, 1989) and the so-called 'second generation' of Marilia Aisenstein (2006) and Jean Benjamin Stora (2007a).

Joseph Dodds: Od psychosomatiky k neuropsychoanalýze:
Přínos pařížské školy
(2008). Revue Psychoanalytická Psychoterapie. 2008. X/2 zima. Moderní psychoanalýza II (francouzská psychoanalýza). Resume: Tento článek se zabývá přínosem pařížské školy (École de Paris) pro psychosomatiku a psychoanalýzu. Pařížskou školu založili v roce 1963 Pierre Marty, Michel de M'Uzan, Christian David a Michel Fain. Pařížská škola stejně jako Pařížský psychosomatický institut (IPSO) rozvíjí klasickou freudovskou teorii. Jako první prosazovala psychoanalytický přístup k psýché/somatu a lze ji považovat za zajímavou předchůdkyni neuropsychoanalýzy, k níž nyní významně přispívá podobě Francouzské skupiny pro psychoanalýzu, medicínu a neurovědu. Práci pařížské školy nadále rozvíjejí analytici, jako například Joyce McDougallová (1974, 1989), a takzvaná „druhá generace“: Marilia Aisensteinová (2006) a Jean Benjamin Stora (2007a).

Joseph Dodds (2008). Social Neuropsychoanalysis and the Ecology of Group Dynamics. London Neuropsychoanalysis Seminar Series. From Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience to the Couch: Is there a Common Language? Unconscious Processes: Perspectives from Neuroscience, Psychology and Psychoanalysis