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The Dream Frontier by Mark J. Blechner

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CHAPTER 2  
THE ANALYSIS AND CREATION OF DREAM MEANING

 

The name generally given to widely accepted error is tradition.

Charles Rosen

THE CURRENT GAP between psychoanalysis and neurobiology did not exist when psychoanalysis was founded. Freud's first scientific research (1877) was on animal neurology, the development of the nervous system of the eel. Later, one of Freud's major works was the Project for a Scientific Psychology (1895), which attempted to create a model of human mental functioning based on the neurological knowledge of his time. This work is still appreciated and admired by leading cognitive neuroscientists today (Bilder and LeFever, 1998). Pribram (1998) says that “we find that Freud, 100 years ago, was in fact a ...

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