The Blind Alleys of Cognitive Psychoanalysis : 24th April 2005 (Paris) : Éric Laurent

by Julia Evans on April 24, 2005

Circulated by the NLS messager [] :

As [NLS-Messager] n°135 : Psy Forum, Eric Laurent on 24th April 2005:

Translated into English by Lieve Billiet as “The Blind Alleys of Cognitive Psychoanalysis”

Available at  /éric laurent or authors by date

Published in the Lacanian Review of Psychoanalysis, Issue 2

Subsequently revised and published, in translation by Adrian Price, as

Chapter 6 : The cul-de-sac of cognitive psychoanalysis of Lost in Cognition: Psychoanalysis and the Cognitive Sciences : 2014 : Éric Laurent : see here

Published in French in La Cause Freudienne, issue 60, June 2005, p17-22

References to Freud

(i) the current findings provide the first neurobiological model of the voluntary form of repression proposed by Freud


The Project for a Scientific Psychology: 23rd & 25th September & 5th October 1895: Sigmund Freud or here

& is developed in Sigmund Freud’s letters to Wilhelm Fliess

(ii) Dreams also bear witness to this new wedding. “Freud’s ideas are also reawakening in sleep and dream science. His dream theory – that night time visions are partial glimpses of unconscious wishes


The Interpretation of Dreams: 1st November 1899 (published as 1900): Sigmund Freud or here


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