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Affective neuroscience : the foundations of human and animal emotions

Author: Jaak Panksepp
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Series in affective science.
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In Affective Neuroscience, Jaak Panksepp provides the most up-to-date information about the brain-operating systems that organize the fundamental emotional tendencies of all mammals. Presenting complex material in a readable manner, the book offers a comprehensive summary of the fundamental neural sources of human and animal feelings, as well as a conceptual framework for studying emotional systems of the brain.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jaak Panksepp
ISBN: 0195096738 9780195096736 019517805X 9780195178050
OCLC Number: 38580282
Description: xii, 466 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Affective neuroscience : history and major concepts --
Emotional operating systems and subjectivity : methodological problems and a conceptual framework for the neurobiological analysis of affect --
The varieties of emotional systems in the brain : theories, taxonomies, and semantics --
Neurostatics : the anatomy of the brain/mind --
Neurodynamics : the electrical languages of the brain --
Neurodynamics : neurochemical maps of the brain --
Sleep, arousal, and mythmaking in the brain --
SEEKING systems and anticipatory states of the nervous system --
Energy is delight : the pleasures and pains of brain regulatory systems --
Nature red in tooth and claw : the neurobiological sources of rage and anger --
The sources of fear and anxiety in the brain --
The varieties of love and lust : neural control of sexuality --
Love and the social bond : the sources of nurturance and maternal behavior --
Loneliness and the social bond : the brain sources of sorrow and grief --
Rough-and-tumble play : the brain sources of joy --
Emotions, the higher cerebral processes, and the SELF : some are born to sweet delight, some are born to endless night.
Series Title: Series in affective science.
Responsibility: Jaak Panksepp.
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It is an invaluable reference for any neuroscientist interested in understanding the neurobiological basis of drives and emotions where the best information is contained in the animal literature. Read more...

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