№ 172/2011 from Jun 07, 2011
Jaak Panksepp, one of the outstanding scientists in neuroscience emotion research will be at the Languages of Emotion Cluster, Freie Universität Berlin, on Thursday, June 9, 2011. At 4:15 p.m. he will give a public lecture entitled “Laughing Rats. The Primal Emotional Systems: From Mammalian PLAY to Rat Laughter.” His lecture will deal with neural systems of emotion that have developed during evolution in humans and other mammals and organize emotional behavior. The lecture will be given in English. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Jaak Panksepp currently conducts research at Washington State University. He described the basic neural systems of emotion that have developed during evolution in humans and other mammals and organize emotional behavior. In addition to circuits for apprehension, fear, and panic, he assumes there is a “game” system, which he will describe in his lecture, entitled “Laughing Rats” at Freie Universität Berlin. Panksepp coined the term affective neuroscience. His research focuses on the similarities and differences of affective behavior in animals and humans.