Mark Solms

Ph.D. (WITS)

Contact details
Tel. No: 6503437
Room Number:4.34
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Research interests

Brain mechanisms of dreaming, emotion, motivation.

Psychological mechanisms of confabulation and anosognosia syndromes.

Teaching Interests

Neuropsychology Research and Clinical.

Selected Publications

Pace-Schott, E., Solms, M., Blagrove, M. & Harnad, S. (eds.)  Sleep and dreaming: Scientific advances and reconsiderationsCambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.

Solms, M. and Turnbull, O. (2002). The brain and the inner world. An introduction to the neuroscience of subjective experience. New York: Other Press. (With a foreword by Oliver Sacks).

Solms, M. (2002). Dreaming: Cholinergic and dopaminergic hypotheses. In  Perry, Elaine (Ed); Ashton, Heather (Ed); et al.,  Neurochemistry of  consciousness:  Neurotransmitters in mind. Advances in consciousness Research36, pp. 123 131

Solms, M. (2000).  Forebrain mechanisms of dreaming are activated from a variety of sources. Behavioral and Brain Sciences  23(6): 1035-1040; 1083-1121

Solms, M. (2000). Dreaming and REM sleep are controlled by different brain mechanisms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences  23(6): 843-850; 904- 1018; 1083 1121.

Solms, M. (2000)  Preliminaries for an integration of psychoanalysis and neuroscience. In Winer, Jerome A. (Ed). The annual of psychoanalysis,  XXVIII, pp. 179-200.

Solms, M. (2000).  The new neuropsychology of sleep: Implications for psychoanalysis.  Comment on J. Allan Hobson and Edward Pace Schott's response. Journal of Neuropsychoanalysis, 2(2), 193-201.

Solms, M. (2000).  Freud, Luria, and the clinical method. Journal of Psychoanalysis and History, 2(1), 76-109.

Solms, M. (2000) A psychoanalytic contribution to contemporary neuroscience. In Velmans, Max (Ed). Investigating phenomenal consciousness:  New methodologies and maps. Advances in consciousness research,  13,  67-95.

Solms, M.. (2000). Freudian dream theory today.  Psychologist, 3(12), 618-619.

Kaplan-Solms, K. & Solms, M. (2002).  Clinical studies in neuro psychoanalysis: Introduction to a depth  neuropsychologyLondon : Karnac Books.

Solms, M. (1999). The new neuropsychology of sleep : Implications for psychoanalysis. Journal of Neuropsychoanalysis, 1(2), 183-195.