Affective Neuroscience

"Affective Neuroscience" by Jaak Panksepp is a groundbreaking book that delves into the neural basis of emotions and affective states in animals and humans. Panksepp, a pioneering neuroscientist, explores the intricate workings of the brain and the biological underpinnings of emotions, seeking to uncover the neural circuits responsible for feelings such as joy, fear, and sadness.

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the emotional systems in the brain, shedding light on the evolutionary origins of affective states and their significance in human and animal behavior. Panksepp's research in affective neuroscience has profound implications for understanding the roots of emotional disorders, mental health, and the nature of consciousness.


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