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Lecture by Jaak Panksepp June 10, 2014: «Feelings in animals»

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  • StedLitteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien, Oslo 1, (Kjelleren)
  • Dato10. June, 2014
  • Tid18:00 til 20:00
  • Oslo, Norge

Lecture by Jaak Panksepp June 10, 2014: «Feelings in animals»

Forum for bevissthetsforskning  &  Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi         

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ÅPENT MØTE  10. juni 2014,

med foredrag av:

Prof. Jaak Panksepp

Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA

The Neuroscientific Case for Emotional Feelings in Other Animals

Tirsdag, 10. juni 2014, kl.18.00,    i   Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien, Oslo 1, (Kjelleren)

18.00 – 18.05  Opening by Nils Chr. Stenseth, President of The Norwegian Academy of Scienceand Letters

18.05– 18.10   Introduction by Johan F. Storm, Neurophysiology, University of Oslo

18.10– 19.10   Lecture, Jaak Panksepp: The Neuroscientific Case for Emotional Feelings in Other Animals

19.10– 20.00   Panel discussion and questions from the audience


Jaak Panksepp is an eminent pioneer in the field of affective neuroscience – the study of neural mechanisms of emotion in animals and man. We have invited him also because he represents a very interesting and original perspective in the discussion of the neural basis of consciousness.  He argues for the importance of emotional feelings generated by evolutionary old parts of the brain, and that these may produce intense conscious emotional experiences in a wide range of animal species. Whereas most neuroscientists studying consciousness focus on cognitive conscious abilities (perception, knowledge, thoughts) that are primarily generated by the cerebral cortex – in particular our “new” cortex (neocortex) that is so greatly expanded in humans and other “advanced” mammals – Panksepp argues that the “deeper” (subcortical) and evolutionary older parts of the brain may be equally important and perhaps even more fundamental for primary consciousness: our ability to experience. I have for many years been interested in this perspective, which can be considered to be complementary to the study of cortical substrates of consciousness, also because it may have serious implications for how we treat other species, and also humans with severe brain damage.                                                                            – Johan F. Storm


Jaak Pankseppis an Estonian-born American psychologist, psychobiologist, and neuroscientist, the Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being Science at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Emeritus Professor of the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University. Panksepp introduced the term ‘affective neuroscience  the name for the field that studies the neural mechanisms of emotion.

Articles and Books by Jaak Panksepp:

  1. Panksepp, J (1992). «A critical role for «affective neuroscience» in resolving what is basic about basic emotions.». Psychological review 99 (3): 554–60.
  2. Grandin, Temple; Johnson, Catherine (2005). Animals in Translation. New York, New York: Scribner. p. 207..
  3. Panksepp, J. (1979). «A neurochemical theory of autism». Trends in Neurosciences 2: 174–177.
  4. Panksepp J (Ed.) (2004) A Textbook of Biological Psychiatry, New York, Wiley
  5. Panksepp, J. (1998). Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions. Oxford University Press.
  6. Panksepp, J (Ed.) (1995, 1996). Advances in Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 1-2, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.
  7. Clynes, M. and Panksepp, J. (Eds.) (1988). Emotions and Psychopathology, New York, Plenum Press.
  8. Panksepp, J., and Biven, L. (2012). The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotion. W. W. Norton & Company.
  9. Morgane, J. P., and Panksepp, J. (Eds.). (1981). Handbook of the Hypothalamus: Vol. 4 : Part B. Behavioral Studies of the Hypothalamus. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.

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Johan F. Storm, Forum for bevissthetsforskning 

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