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Curiously enough, no one paper by Freud is devoted in its entirely to describing the technique; its origins are described in On the History of the Psychoanalytic Movement (1914), and Two Encyclopedia Articles (1922) describe the technique itself.
A corresponding rule requires the analyst to listen to all the verbal associations made by the patient, giving no particular importance to anything but paying attention to everything.
The analyst must listen with "evenly suspended or poised attention."
The function of both rules is to prevent the consicous mind from censoring or blocking hte process of interpretation.
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