Freudian unconscious and cognitive neuroscience

Ethelwyn Eleonore Rebelo


Talvitie proposes a four-level model to accommodate an understanding of the Freudian unconscious in terms of cognitive neuroscience. The model is reviewed with reference to both Talvitie's exposition of the unconscious and that of other neuroscientists.


Unconscious, memory, self-awareness, autobiographical self

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Submitted: 17 May 2011
Published: 01 September 2011

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