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The Archaeology of Mind: Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotion

Jaak Panksepp ,  Lucy Biven

9780393705317

Norton


Psychology; Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Psychology: emotions

Hardback

384 pages

$67.95

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A look at the seven emotional systems of the brain by the researcher who discovered them. What makes us happy? What makes us sad? How do we come to feel a sense of enthusiasm? What fills us with lust, anger, fear, or tenderness? Traditional behavioral and cognitive neuroscience have yet to provide satisfactory answers. The Archaeology of Mind presents an affective neuroscience approach-which takes into consideration basic mental processes, brain functions, and emotional behaviors that all mammals share-to locate the neural mechanisms of emotional expression. It reveals-for the first time- the deep neural sources of our values and basic emotional feelings. This book elaborates on the seven emotional systems that explain how we live and behave. These systems originate in deep areas of the brain that are remarkably similar across all mammalian species. When they are disrupted, we find the origins of emotional disorders: - SEEKING: how the brain generates a euphoric and expectant response - FEAR: how the brain responds to the threat of physical danger and death - RAGE: sources of irritation and fury in the brain - LUST: how sexual desire and attachments are elaborated in the brain - CARE: sources of maternal nurturance - GRIEF: sources of non-sexual attachments - PLAY: how the brain generates joyous, rough-and-tumble interactions - SELF: a hypothesis explaining how affects might be elaborated in the brain The book offers an evidence-based evolutionary taxonomy of emotions and affects and, as such, a brand-new clinical paradigm for treating psychiatric disorders in clinical practice.

By:   Jaak Panksepp, Lucy Biven
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 164mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   1.128kg
ISBN:  

9780393705317


ISBN 10:   0393705315
Series:   Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   April 2010
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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<p>The book will be of special interest to psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, but it is also accessible to students, parents, educators, and animal behaviorists.

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