نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper tries to study the question of whether the notion of
collective unconscious as developed by Jung has any neural correlates.
Also, the notion will be pinned down with respect to the realm of
cognitive science as well as the interpretation of modern cognitive
psychologists. For example, it will be shown that unconscious human
emotions somehow are related to the long term memory which has
genetic base in psychology and is based on the changes in genotype
structure. With reference to the ideas projected by people such as
Roederer, Panksepp, and McLennan, it will be clarified that why in
natural dreams and imaginations, there are always fixed backgrounds,
called archetypes by Jung. The claim, then, is that archetypes have to
do with brain structure, neurons, and genetics of the brain structure.