Interview with Professor Mark Solms

"The psychoanalytic method, for all its faults, is the best method we have for dealing with all the shifting sand and subtle complexities of subjectivity. The single biggest mistake that's been made in brain science is to think that we can study the brain only as an object."

Professor Mark Solms, a neuroscientist and psychoanalyst, has recently been appointed Chair of the IPA Research Commitee by the International Psychoanalytical Association. He was interviewed during the Prague 2013 Congress on a number of areas of current research. In this interview he discusses what psychoanalysis is for, what the emotional aspects of the brain are, some areas of his research on dreams, and the junctures between cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and psychoanalysis.