So what is the legacy of Freud?

Check out this Discussion led by Charlie Rose with guests Eric Kandel, Aaron Beck, Steven Roose & Peter Fonagy:

Here are some interesting home videos of the Freud family as well.

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Pretty good until Kandel bigs up mirror neurons as the empathy link in humans, which would be super cool if they existed. As we discussed monday, they don't.