The Freud Museum


Where in the brain is the unconscious?

It would be absurd to deny that unconscious processes are somehow linked to the brain, but it would be equally strange to try to localise it in some particular region of the brain. Perhaps a more interesting (and analytic) question would be: ‘where in the unconscious is the brain?’: what is it about this powerful organ that arouses our curiosity and fascination? What does it represent in our fantasies?

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