1. Introducing Interdisciplinary Connections
Published Online: 7 APR 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Between Skins: The Body in Psychoanalysis - Contemporary Developments
How to Cite
Diamond, N. (2013) Introducing Interdisciplinary Connections, in Between Skins: The Body in Psychoanalysis - Contemporary Developments, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118321102.ch1
- Published Online: 7 APR 2013
- Published Print: 20 MAY 2013
Print ISBN: 9780470019429
Online ISBN: 9781118321102
- body image;
- body schema;
- brain–body map;
- interdisciplinary connections;
- philosophical concerns;
The exploration of interdisciplinary connections will, hopefully, be of interest to the interdisciplinary fields relating to neuroscience, philosophy and cultural studies, but the author aims to contribute specifically to the fields of psychosocial studies and relational psychoanalysis. Philosophical investigation can be carried out on any discipline in order to identify and expose its founding assumptions. The author considers the way the body is mirrored by the external environment, including how others play a role in this and in the development of the body image throughout the life span and the effects this has on the map. The brain–body map is not fixed. It can alter and can itself generate change. This is the effect of neural plasticity: the brain-body map(s) is not a static phenomenon.