Og han taler om "hæmning" - "inhibition" - af de "primære processer" som udspringer af drift-modulet "ID" - hæmning som det er jegets eller overjegets funktion at varetage.
Presumably, similar mechanisms exist for all the basic-emotional command systems, allthough they have been less thoroughly studied. Unabridled affective responses of the types released by the SEEKING, RAGE an PANIC systems ar no less maladaptive, in principle, than overwhelming FEAR reactions. The balance between these primitive instictual mechanisms and the voluntary programming, regulation and verification og action contributed by frontal-lobe mechanisms, therefore seems to provide a direct prarallel with the balance between what psychoanalysists classically referred to as th "id" and "ego" mechanisms. (...)However, by the same token, the ihibitory brain mechanisms just described can also be overactive - and this might provide the neural basis of some patalogical varieties of repression and other forms of inhibition.