• Charles Brenner
Part of the Readings from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience book series (REN)


Psychoanalysis denotes a form of therapy that is, at the same time, a source of psychological data. The word also denotes the theories or generalizations derived from those data. As an investigative technique, the psychoanalytic method seems the best method currently available for the study of a certain aspect of the functioning of the human cerebral cortex, namely, the aspect which includes ideas, thoughts, plans, fantasies, emotions—in brief, whatever persons feel to be of prime importance to them in their mental lives.

Further reading

  1. Brenner C (1973): An Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis, 2nd ed. New York: International Universities PressGoogle Scholar
  2. Brenner C (1982): The Mind in Conflict. New York: International Universities PressGoogle Scholar

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