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Jaak Panksepp and Affective Neuroscience
Author/s: Antonio Alcaro 
Year:  2013 Issue: 37-38 Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 117-129 FullText PDF:  672 KB
DOI:  10.3280/JUN2013-037008
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Jaak Panksepp is the neuroscientist who more than anyone investigated the cerebral substrates of primary emotions and affective feelings. His studies locate affectivity at the core of individual neuro-psychic organization, and show that affects constitute the bridge between the instinctual archetypical dimension and the personal psyche. Therefore, such studies unexpectedly allow Jungian theories to be rooted into contemporary neuroscience and constitute an occasion for reflexion for researchers and clinical psychologists interested in integrating knowledge.
Keywords: Neuroscience, affect, emotion, archetype, instinct, animal consciousness

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Antonio Alcaro, Jaak Panksepp and Affective Neuroscience in "STUDI JUNGHIANI" 37-38/2013, pp. 117-129, DOI:10.3280/JUN2013-037008


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