Remembering Jaak Panksepp (BS 134)

Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp spent much of his career toiling in relative obscurity, but when he died in April 2017 the Washington Post credited him with "revealing the emotional lives of animals." His book Affective Neuroscience essentially created a new field and he was a very popular guest on the Brain Science Podcast .This month I want to honor Dr. Panksepp by re-airing the first interview I recorded with him back in 2010. While newer theories about emotion disagree with Dr. Panksepp's conclusion that all mammals, including humans, share basic subcortical circuits that cause emotions, his appreciation for the affective lives of animals and the role of affect in consciousness will continue to influence research and thought.How to get this episode:FREE: audio mp3 (click to stream, right click to download)Episode Transcript [Buy for $2]Premium Subscribers  have unlimited access to ALL old episodes and transcripts.New episodes of the Brain Science Podcast are ALWAYS FREE.  All episodes posted after January 1, 2013, are free.  See the individual show notes for links to the audio files.
Source: the Brain Science Podcast and Blog with Dr. Ginger Campbell - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Emotion Interviews Neuroscience Podcast Show Notes Source Type: podcasts