Mauro Mancia: the Dream between Psychoanalysis and Neurosciences

Vito Cagli

Abstract


Dreaming, in any case, remains a mental activity and not a physiological process, even though it springs from this process. This sentence of Mauro Mancia encapsulates the entire significance of his studies on sleeping/dreaming. A totality of observations and reflections grounded in neurophysiology and psychoanalysis which led him to study and to see the two faces of a problem that has engaged mans attention since the remotest antiquity. Mancia has thus given us the resources to see the dreamand not only the dreamwith the marvelled eye of the artist who seeks and finds a sense in things and at the same time with the cold eye of the scientist who demands of things only their how and wherefore.

 

 

key words: Dream - REM sleep - Non-REM sleep - Psychoanalysis


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