Presenter: Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.
Discussant: Jean Roiphe, M.D.
This talk will summarize emerging knowledge of how primal affects are generated by subcortical brain systems that are homologous in all mammals. Seven emotional systemsâ€”SEEKING, RAGE, FEAR, LUST, CARE, PANIC and PLAYâ€”have been identified using Deep Brain Stimulation. Accruing knowledge about the functions and neurochemistries of these systems provides a novel database for thinking about i) the imbalanced emotional infrastructure of psychiatric problems, ii) how the efficacy of psychotherapeutic approaches might be better understood, and iii) insights into how novel psychiatric medicines might be developed.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium