Book Review

Freudian unconscious and cognitive neuroscience

Ethelwyn Eleonore Rebelo
South African Journal of Psychiatry | Vol 17, No 3 | a307 | DOI: | © 2011 Ethelwyn Eleonore Rebelo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 01 September 2011

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Ethelwyn Eleonore Rebelo, Dept Psychiatry, University of the Witwatersrands Ha, South Africa

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Talvitie proposes a four-level model to accommodate an understanding of the Freudian unconscious in terms of cognitive neuroscience. The model is reviewed with reference to both Talvitie's exposition of the unconscious and that of other neuroscientists.


Unconscious, memory, self-awareness, autobiographical self


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