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The case against neuropsychoanalysis: On fallacies underlying psychoanalysis' latest scientific trend and its negative impact on psychoanalytic discourse
  • R. Blass, Z. Carmeli
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 February 2007
The authors offer a critical examination of the claims of the proponents of the growing neuropsychoanalytic trend, that neuroscientifi c fi ndings are relevant and important for the development andExpand
Further evidence for the case against neuropsychoanalysis: How Yovell, Solms, and Fotopoulou's response to our critique confirms the irrelevance and harmfulness to psychoanalysis of the contemporary
  • R. Blass, Z. Carmeli
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 December 2015
Translations of summary In their paper “The case for neuropsychoanalysis” Yovell, Solms, and Fotopoulou (2015) respond to our critique of neuropsychoanalysis (Blass & Carmeli, 2007), setting forthExpand
The relational turn in psychoanalysis: revolution or regression?
In this paper, the authors discuss the Relational turn in psychoanalysis that has supposedly taken place in the course of the past 25 years. They spell out the foundational claims of the RelationalExpand
Reply to Drs Mancia and Pugh
The case against neuroplastic analysis: A further illustration of the irrelevance of neuroscience to psychoanalysis through a critique of Doidge's The Brain that Changes Itself
In a previous paper, we critically examined claims put forth by proponents of the growing neuropsychoanalytic trend (Blass and Carmeli, 2007). In particular, we called into question the claim thatExpand
Irwin Hoffman's Constructivist Theory as an Expression of Traditional Psychoanalytic Thinking: A Reexamination of Ritual and Spontaneity in the Psychoanalytic Process
Ritual and Spontaneity in the Psychoanalytic Process: A Dialectical-Constructivist View brings together more than two decades of work by the contemporary American psychoanalyst, Irwin Z. Hoffman. TheExpand
Response to Kessler, Sandberg, and Busch: The case for and against neuropsychoanalysis
  • R. Blass, Z. Carmeli
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1 August 2016
In our 2015 paper, “Further evidence for the case against neuropsychoanalysis” as well as in our earlier work on this topic (Blass and Carmeli, 2007; Carmeli and Blass, 2013), we present argumentsExpand