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Jaak Panksepp (the one writing) at the promotion of honorary doctors at the University of Tartu (December 2004).

Jaak Panksepp (June 5, 1943 – April 17, 2017) was an Estonian-born American[1] neuroscientist, a psychobiologist, the Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being Science at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, and Emeritus Professor of the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University. He was born in Tartu, Estonia.

Panksepp created the term 'affective neuroscience',[2] the name for the field that studies the neural mechanisms of emotion. He was known in the popular press for his research on laughter in non-human animals.[3][4]

Panksepp died on April 17, 2017 from cancer at his home in Bowling Green, Ohio at the age of 73.[5]

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  2. Panksepp, J (1992). "A critical role for "affective neuroscience" in resolving what is basic about basic emotions.". Psychological Review 99 (3): 554–60. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.99.3.554 . PMID 1502276 . 
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  4. Panksepp, J; Burgdorf, J. (October 2000). "50k-Hz chirping (laughter?) in response to conditioned and unconditioned tickle-induced reward in rats: effects of social housing and genetic variables". Behavioral Brain Research 115 (1): 25–38. doi:10.1016/s0166-4328(00)00238-2 . PMID 10996405 . 
  5. "Jaak Panksepp, Rat Tickler Who Revealed Emotion Lives of Animals, Dies At 73". The Washington Post. April 22, 2017. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 

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