Renowned Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp to Hold Lecture on June 9, 2011, at Freie Universität Berlin
№ 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.
Time and Place:
- Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45 (Rostlaube), Lecture Hall 1b
- Thursday, June 9, 2011, 4:15 p.m.
For futher information, please contact:
- Dr. Nina Diezemann, Languages of Emotion Cluster, Science Communication
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-57864, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Katharina Metz, Languages of Emotion Cluster, Public Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-57696, Email: email@example.com