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.
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