Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (Series in Affective Science)

Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (Series in Affective Science)

By: Jaak Panksepp (author)Paperback

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Some investigators have argued that emotions, especially animal emotions, are illusory concepts outside the realm of scientific inquiry. However, with advances in neurobiology and neuroscience, researchers are demonstrating that this position is wrong as they move closer to a lasting understanding of the biology and psychology of emotion. 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. Panksepp approaches emotions from the perspective of basic emotion theory but does not fail to address the complex issues raised by constructionist approaches. These issues include relations to human consciousness and the psychiatric implications of this knowledge. The book includes chapters on sleep and arousal, pleasure and fear systems, the sources of rage and anger, and the neural control of sexuality, as well as the more subtle emotions related to maternal care, social loss, and playfulness. Representing a synthetic integration of vast amounts of neurobehavioural knowledge, including relevant neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry, this book will be one of the most important contributions to understanding the biology of emotions since Darwin's The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

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Contents

PART I: CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND ; PART II: BASIC EMOTIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL PROCESSES ; PART III: THE SOCIAL EMOTIONS

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/09/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780195178050
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780195178050
  • weight: 852
  • ISBN10: 019517805X

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