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Dreaming and REM sleep are controlled by different brain mechanisms
  • M. Solms
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 1 December 2000
The paradigmatic assumption that REM sleep is the physiological equivalent of dreaming is in need of fundamental revision. A mounting body of evidence suggests that dreaming and REM sleep areExpand
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The molecular genetics of cognition: dopamine, COMT and BDNF
The important contribution of genetic factors to the development of cognition and intelligence is widely acknowledged, but identification of these genes has proven to be difficult. Given a variety ofExpand
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Wishful reality distortions in confabulation: a case report
Several theories have been proposed to account for the complex cognitive mechanisms underlying the various forms and manifestations of confabulation. As regards the content of confabulations, deficitExpand
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The “Id” Knows More than the “Ego” Admits: Neuropsychoanalytic and Primal Consciousness Perspectives on the Interface Between Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience
It is commonly believed that consciousness is a higher brain function. Here we consider the likelihood, based on abundant neuroevolutionary data that lower brain affective phenomenal experiencesExpand
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Neuropsychological dysfunction in bipolar affective disorder: a critical opinion.
Data from the imaging literature have led to suggestions that permanent structural brain changes may be associated with bipolar disorder. Individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder display deficitsExpand
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Inverted Vision After Frontal Lobe Disease
A case of bifrontal abscesses is reported. The patient claimed that he sometimes saw the world as if it were upside-down. A review of the literature reveals that, since 1805, 21 similar cases haveExpand
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What Is Consciousness?
  • M. Solms
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
  • 1 June 1997
In the past few years scientists and scholars in a variety of disciplines have been making concerted efforts to answer an ancient question, namely, How exactly do the physical processes in the brainExpand
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Genotype and Childhood Sexual Trauma Moderate Neurocognitive Performance: A Possible Role for Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Apolipoprotein E Variants
BACKGROUND Limited success in the identification of genetic variants underpinning psychiatric illness has prompted attempts to elucidate gene-environment interactions and illness-associatedExpand
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The Neurobiological Underpinnings of Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy
  • M. Solms
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Front. Behav. Neurosci.
  • 4 December 2018
This paper sets out the neurobiological underpinnings of the core theoretical claims of psychoanalysis. These claims concern (1) innate emotional needs, (2) learning from experience, and (3)Expand
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The neural substrates of mindfulness: An fMRI investigation
“Mindfulness” is a capacity for heightened present-moment awareness that we all possess to a greater or lesser extent. Enhancing this capacity through training has been shown to alleviate stress andExpand
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