The IPD Rome Conference 2019 will offer a contribute in the field of the “Exploration of the Self”, summoning three experts from Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis. They are invited to share their points of view in order to bridge different disciplines involved in the tentative to define one of the most complex, elusive and intriguing concept: the Self. Vilayanur Ramachandran, (S.Diego University, USA) world known neuroscientist for his pivotal experiments about Self-perception, will explore the interface between neurosensoriality and building of the Self. George Northoff (Ottawa University, Canada) will focus on the neural basis of the Self as explored through his work on neuroimaging studies. His work about the perception of space and time related to the sense of Self has brought to the new concept of neuropsychodinamic psychopatology. Mario Rossi Monti (Università di Urbino, Italia) will offer a psychodynamic overview of the development of the Self according to a psychoanalytic and phenomenological approach in the frame of postmodern cultural transformations. On Sunday session leading exponents of different therapeutic approaches will join the discussion of a clinical case, related to relevant disturbances of the Self.
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