Jaak Panksepp, Estonian-born American neuroscientist, Died at 73


Jaak Panksepp was born on June 5, 1943, in Tartu-deceased and died on April 18, 2017.

He was an Estonian-born neuroscientist.

He was a psychobiologist, the Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being Science for the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Emeritus Professor of the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University.

He coined the term ‘affective neuroscience’, the name for the field that studies the neural mechanisms of emotion.

Panksepp was known in the popular press for his research on laughter in non-human animals.

Jaak Panksepp passed away at 73 years old.