Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Science

A Multiple Code Theory

Wilma Bucci

May 16, 1997
ISBN 9781572302136
Price: $56.00
362 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

“This volume is cogent, informed, and clearly written. It is a powerful antidote to the prevalent skepticism regarding the possibility of establishing psychoanalytic theory upon a scientific model of the mind.”

The Psychoanalytic Quarterly

“For many years Dr. Wilma Bucci has been engaged in critical research on the psychoanalytic process and has developed her multiple code theory. Her new book, Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Science: A Multiple Code Theory, is, in many ways, a culmination of her long years of empirical and theoretical work. It is a remarkable book that succeeds in linking psychoanalytic theory both to the world of cognitive science and to empirical research on psychoanalytic treatment. It seems to me that the future of psychoanalysis lies in its openness to empirical work and to concepts and developments in other disciplines. There are few books that, at one and the same time, remain faithful to the concrete realities of psychoanalysis and are able to integrate it into the larger world of theories of mind. This is such a book. For anyone interested in psychoanalysis, this book is a 'must read.'”

—Morris Eagle, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University; Past-President, Division of Psychology, American Psychological Association

“Wilma Bucci provides a thoughtful synthesis of two fields that have traditionally ignored one another. Broad in scope, Psychoanalysis and Cognitive Science explores many exciting intersections between clinical and experimental approaches. This well-written, often provocative book should provide a foundation for productive and long overdue exchanges between clinicians and cognitive scientists.”

—Daniel L. Schacter, PhD, Professor and Chair of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Searching for Memory: The Brain, The Mind, and The Past.