Asperger’s Syndrome, what it says about the subject

Whether thought of in terms of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Asperger’s Syndrome is a complex, life-long neurodevelopmental disorder that appears before the age of 3 years and affects all areas of child development. It causes difficulty in communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviour, which reflect both a deficit and an…

Montaigne, a modern subject

Technology allows us to observe the brain like never before, but just what is the subject behind the diodes? Who is he? “A mixed man,” answers philosopher Cynthia Fleury, quoting Montaigne and his Essays in this introductory session of the seminar “The Subject in Psychiatry” on 7 November 2017. At a time when the neurosciences…