9780195178050

Affective Neuroscience The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions

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    9780195178050

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    019517805X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-09-30
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

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 lastingunderstanding 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 bookoffers 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 issuesraised 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 asthe more subtle emotions related to maternal care, social loss, and playfulness. Representing a synthetic integration of vast amounts of neurobehavioral knowledge, including relevant neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry, this book will be one of the most important contributions tounderstanding the biology of emotions since Darwins The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

Table of Contents

PART I CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
Affective Neuroscience: History and Major Concepts
9(15)
Emotional Operating Systems and Subjectivity: Methodological Problems and a Conceptual Framework for the Neurobiological Analysis of Affect
24(17)
The Varieties of Emotional Systems in the Brain: Theories, Taxonomies, and Semantics
41(18)
Neurostatics: The Anatomy of the Brain/Mind
59(22)
Neurodynamics: The Electrical Languages of the Brain
81(16)
Neurodynamics: Neurochemical Maps of the Brain
97(28)
PART II BASIC EMOTIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL PROCESSES
Sleep, Arousal, and Mythmaking in the Brain
125(19)
Seeking Systems and Anticipatory States of the Nervous System
144(20)
Energy Is Delight: The Pleasures and Pains of Brain Regulatory Systems
164(23)
Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: The Neurobiological Sources of Rage and Anger
187(19)
The Sources of Fear and Anxiety in the Brain
206(19)
PART III THE SOCIAL EMOTIONS
The Varieties of Love and Lust: Neural Control of Sexuality
225(21)
Love and the Social Bond: The Sources of Nurturance and Maternal Behavior
246(15)
Loneliness and the Social Bond: The Brain Sources of Sorrow and Grief
261(19)
Rough-and-Tumble Play: The Brain Sources of Joy
280(20)
Emotions, the Higher Cerebral Processes, and the Self: Some Are Born to Sweet Delight, Some Are Born to Endless Night
300(25)
Appendix A: Bones, Brains, and Human Origins 325(6)
Appendix B: The Brain, Language, and Affective Neuroscience 331(5)
Appendix C: Dualism in the Neurosciences 336(7)
Notes 343(88)
Author Index 431(18)
Subject Index 449

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