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Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions Jaak Panksepp

Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions

Jaak Panksepp

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ISBN : 9780195096736
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480 pages
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Some investigators have argued that emotions, especially animal emotions, are illusory concepts outside the realm of scientific inquiry. With advances in neurobiology and neuroscience, however, researchers are proving this position wrong while movingMoreSome investigators have argued that emotions, especially animal emotions, are illusory concepts outside the realm of scientific inquiry. With advances in neurobiology and neuroscience, however, researchers are proving this position wrong while moving closer to understanding the biology and psychology of emotion. In this text, Jaak Panksepp argues that emotional systems in humans, as well as other animals, are necessarily combinations of innate and learned tendencies and that there are no routine and credible ways to really separate the influences of nature and nurture in the control of behaviour. The book shows how to move toward a new understanding by taking a psychobiological approach to the subject, examining how the neurobiology and neurochemistry of the mammalian brain shape the psychological experience of emotion. It includes chapters on: sleep and arousal- pleasure and pain systems- the sources of rage and anger- and the neural control of sexuality. The book should appeal to researchers and professors in the field of emotion.