Revisiting the concept of drive from affective neuroscience (Panksepp) to neuropsychoanalysis (Solms): A comment on Mark Solms’ paper

Journal title PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE
Author/s Andrea Clarici
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/3 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 423-428 File size 34 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2022-003002
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Mark Solms’ revision of the concept of drive represents the latest in a series of his in-depth re-views of the most fundamental Freudian concepts. The movement of neuropsychoanalysis begun in 2000 with the first Congress focused precisely on a neuroscientific definition of affects and emotions. In 2013, Solms proposed a substantial and profound modification of Freud’s structural model, motivating his theses which argue that the instinctual id can only be conscious. In the current paper, Solms (2021a) reaffirms and re-evaluates the centrality of drive theory in psychoanalysis and neuroscience as a starting point for understanding conscious and unconscious phenome-na, in normality as well in pathology.

Keywords: Drives; Affects; Neuropsychoanalysis; Con-sciousness; Methodology

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Andrea Clarici, Interventi sull’articolo di Mark Solms. La rivisitazione del concetto di pulsione dalle neuroscienze affettive (Panksepp) alla neuropsicoanalisi (Solms): commento all’articolo di Mark Solms in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 3/2022, pp 423-428, DOI: 10.3280/PU2022-003002