Unconscious perception and reverie: an intersubjective connection*


This paper discusses an intriguing topic for psychoanalysis: the concept of unconscious communication. Beginning with the concept of unconscious perception, it moves on to figurability and culminates with reverie. Auxiliary concepts, such as receptive unconscious, intersubjectivtiy, countertransferrence and empathy, are discussed in order to articulate the conceptual network on which theoretical arguments are based.

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Bandeira, M.L. Unconscious perception and reverie: an intersubjective connection*. Am J Psychoanal 77, 265–273 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1057/s11231-017-9094-5

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  • countertransference
  • empathy
  • figurability
  • intersubjectivtiy
  • receptive unconscious
  • reverie
  • unconscious communication