Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
Print version ISSN 0102-7972
BASTOS, Angélica. On recollections: a psychoanalytical approach to the structural limits of memory. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1999, vol.12, n.3, pp. 00-00. ISSN 0102-7972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79721999000300006.
The purpose of this article is to raise questions on the emergence of memories and to situate them vis-à-vis the psychoanalytical operation. Links are established among the limits to which the analysis of the concealing event leads and the structurally incomplete nature of memory. The article therefore attempts to demonstrate that in the Freudian metapsychology of memory there is an extra-mnemic functional element beyond recollections found in the form of das Ding, which cannot be assimilated as a memory and must therefore be buried by the formation of remembered images.
Keywords : Memory; recollection; psychoanalysis.