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2. Psychoneurophysiology of Sexuality

Volume author (s) Imbasciati Antonio
Publisher: Liguori, Napoli, 2012, vol. pp.75

We know how psychopathology may easily occur in adolescence. Not enough we know how a silent psychic disorder in infancy, that nobody noted, may be the origin of what come out in adolescence. The title of this book outlines how every psychopathology has its “adolescence”, that is the period in which it became manifest. The Author tells us about a patient in his second analysis. An early previous analysis allowed this patient being successful and having a good family, but a troubled period of his life made him to ask another analytical experience. The Author tells us about an adolescence in which he shows its remote origins in early infancy, in a narrative that may be easily read. (…)

Volume author (s) Imbasciati, Antonio - Buizza, Chiara

People believe sexuality is a biological event, which concerns genitalia and is regulated by the istinct: genitalia produce pleasure and pleasure cause emotions. This is a wrong idea, produced by our conscious-ness. Instinct does not exist in humans. Sex is learned from the first relationalship. Sexuality is due to a complex neural structuring in our Emotional Brain, which is progressively constructed along the individual life, from the infant attachment, through several interpersonal experiences, till adulthood. Emotional Brain works in a quite unconscious way: the subjectivity of an individual depends from it, but a person may feel only few misleadind feeling from his/her emotional brain working. Some of these feeling may be felt as sexual when he/her come to have any behaviors that may be called sexual. Pleasure is not produced by genitalia through specific neural pathways, but by a “lecture”, by our unconscious emotional brain. It occurs when some environmental, interpersonal and intrapsychic situations are organized in that neuropsychic structure built in our emotional brain, that constitute our individual sexual dimension. When his unconscious work occurs, our emotional brain gives orders to our body and genitalia. (…)

Volume author (s) Imbasciati Antonio
Publisher: Piccin, Padova, 2010, vol. pp. 242

Mankind wrote about sexuality and love since some form of writing was invented. Even before, Homo sapiens tried to depict it in primitive rock paintings, later developing it into sculptures, and he felt the need to celebrate it by singing, dancing and in poetry, and to regulate it in the social and religious orders, and by some ones to exalt it in every shape and form. The subject seems to have occupied man’s mind in a poignant and continuous manner. Why is this so? (…)

The Unconscious as Memory and the analysts’ mistruth about Neuroscience
Article author (s): Imbasciati Antonio
Publisher: G.I.P. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 2016, XLII, 1-2, pp. 371-383
Prejudices and beliefs in nowadays-popular culture about sexuality
Article author (s): Imbasciati Antonio
Publisher: Rivista di Sessuologia (CIS), 2015, 39, 2/3, pp. 47-65
Psychopathology and sexuality
Article author (s): Imbasciati Antonio
Sexual attaction as Emotion
Volume title: Sentire e Pensare
Volume author (s) Cristini Carlo, Ghilardi Alberto
Volume chapter author (s): Buizza, Chiara - Imbasciati, Antonio
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Milano, 2008
Foreword “John, a transexual history”
Volume title: “John, a transexual history”
Volume author (s) Anna Riva
Volume chapter author (s): Imbasciati Antonio
Publisher: CLUEB, Bologna, 1993, vol. pp. 146
On gender identity achievement
Author / s conference proceedings: Imbasciati Antonio
Femininity and Myth analysis
Author / s conference proceedings: Imbasciati, Antonio - Cena, Loredana
A psychoanalytic model for Sexology Researches: early feminity
Author / s conference proceedings: Imbasciati, Antonio - Gaglia, Carla