05BF5C3D-FE25-CDD2-D0B43F36A4F6028E
5FE5DC56-B2B0-82CA-538B28016054EA90
Public Events
Public Events Calendar >>

DIRECTIONS AND COLLEGE MAP

Media Relations
315-859-4680
Heidi Ravven

Ravven Introduces Neuroscientist at Upstate Medical Lecture

Posted September 17, 2011
Tags Faculty Heidi Ravven Religious Studies Spinoza

Professor of Religious Studies Heidi M. Ravven gave an extended introduction of renowned neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp at his lecture to the Psychiatry Department and the Psychoanalytic Interest Group of Upstate Medical University on Sept. 14 in Syracuse, N.Y.

 

Ravven met Panksepp when a number of neuroscientists of the emotions discovered Spinoza and she worked with him when she wrote an account of the affective neural mechanisms that Spinoza had anticipated.  Later, Ravven and Panksepp collaborated on a review essay of Antonio Damasio’s book Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain for the journal Neuro-Psychoanalysis

 

Panksepp is the inventor of the term “affective neuroscience” and a founder of the field that studies the neural mechanisms of emotion. Videos of some of his experiments involving tickling rats to demonstrate their joy of play can be found on YouTube.

Comments

No comments yet.

Cupola