American Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science
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American Journal of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Vol.1, No.2, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: May 14, 2015
A Common Origin of Neural and Subjective Aspects of the Human Mind
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Authors
[01] Daniele Amati, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy.
Abstract
An attempt is made to identify a common origin for the emergence of the rich cognitive and subjective aspects of human mind. In an earlier paper we had suggested that the appearance of modern human cognitive capacities was rather recent –early upper paleolytic- and that the novel neural mechanism that allowed them, arouse from epigenetic and anthropological influences on the connectivity in brains that had already evolved extensively. We now suggest that similar anthropological influences determine the ego ideal and the superego of Freudian metapsychology, conditioning repression which is considered to be the specific element of human subjectivity.
Keywords
Human Emergence, Brain-Mind, Cognitive Capacities, Subjectivity, Unconscious, Repression
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