The Core Emotions & Stress

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Prof. Jaak Panksepp is one of the most important researchers within the field of neuroscience. He has found 7 core emotional systems within the brain which are present in ALL mammals:

Primal Emotional Circuits

Social Emotional Circuits


Panksepp, Jaak. Affective Neuroscience The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions Oxford: Oxford university press, 2004

Panksepp, Jaak. and Biven, Lucy., The Archaeology of Mind, Neuroevolutionary Origins of Human Emotions New York: W. W. Norton, 2012

Interview with Prof. Jaak Panksepp

Interview with Lucy Rees – The Cause, Prevention and Resolution of Stereotypic Behaviours (Stress)

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