Neuroscience and Literature on Unconscious Memory

What is the unconscious? Where is it? How does it affect our conscious experiences? TORCH Network Unconscious Memory is a forum where literary scholars and cognitive neuroscientists can discuss and exchange their research findings on diverse aspects of unconscious memory. The sixth seminar examines the unconscious as both a scientific concept and as a metaphor. Our speakers are: ANDREW MAYES THE NEURAL BASES OF THE UNCONSCIOUS Andrew Mayes, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Manchester University, will discuss whether conscious and unconscious memory have radically different neural bases or whether they, in fact, share a system. ANGUS NICHOLLS IS THE UNCONSCIOUS A CONCEPT OR A METAPHOR? Angus Nicholls, Reader in German and Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London, will discuss why the unconscious cannot be rendered conceptually and…


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