Mark Solms is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and for his integration of psychoanalytic theories and methods with those of modern neuroscience. He holds the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (Departments of Psychology and Neurology) and is President of the South African Psychoanalytical Association. He is also currently Research Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association and Science Director of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He was the Founding Editor of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis in 1999 and founded the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society in 2000.
He is the authorized editor and translator of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols), and the Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols). His most recent books are The Feeling Brain (Karnac) and Beyond Evolutionary Psychology (Cambridge). His earlier book, The Brain and the Inner World (Karnac) was a best-seller which was translated into 13 languages