Interview with Dr. Pascal Vrticka (Ph.D.) senior researcher at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.

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Neuroscience is a relatively new field of research that emerged at the interface between social psychology and neuroscience/neurobiology. It promotes a multi-modal and multi-method approach to studying the underpinnings of human social behavior, comprising neural, hormonal, cellular, and genetic mechanisms and, relatedly, the associations and influences between social and biological levels of organization.

I spoke with Dr. Pascal Vrticka (Ph.D.), a senior researcher at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.

See Dr. Vrticka present his work at the upcoming “Future of Neuroscience conference” taking place on 18–19 May at University College London.

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Interview with Martin Wieser, Assistant Professor of Theory & History of Psychology at Sigmund Freud University in Berlin, Germany.

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Question: Thank you very much for finding the time. Could you please talk about the meaning and importance of psychoanalysis in our modern world and about why you became interested in researching it?

Martin Wieser: First question is quite easily answered in the sense that essentially, psychoanalysis is everywhere, meaning that it has grown into our everyday language, e.g. concepts like the subconscious or “repressed” memories that control our behavior and influence our ways of thinking. Freud did not invent these concepts, he used and combined them in a new, unique framework. This framework became part of how we understand…

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