Original source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28994473?dopt=Abstract
Preliminary thoughts on the neurobiology of innate unconscious structures and the psychodynamics of language acquisition.
J Anal Psychol. 2017 Nov;62(5):756-770
Authors: Mizen S
This paper builds upon Britton’s recent writing on ‘models in the mind’, in which he gives an account of preverbal metaphoric structures based on object relations (Britton 2015). These correspond with Jung’s theory of innate unconscious structures. These innate models are considered alongside current linguistic theory following Chomsky and post-Chomskyan views about language acquisition. Neuroscience evidence linking language and abstract thinking with structures involved in tool use are presented. The implications of these findings, and our understanding of the relational context within which language, metaphor and abstract thought are acquired, will be discussed along with the failures of symbolization and verbal communication common amongst those with severe narcissistic disorders.
PMID: 28994473 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]