Jaak Panksepp

Jaak Panksepp

Professor and Bernice Gilman Baily and Joseph Baily Endowed Chair in Animal Well-Being Science

Dr. Jaak Panksepp passed away April 18 2017.
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Room: VBR 111
Phone: 509-335-5803


Dr. Jaak Panksepp passed away April 18 2017.
> Jaak Panksepp Memorial Fund

Current Positions

  • 1988-Present Distinguished Research Professor, Psychobiology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • 1990-Present Adjunct Professor, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
  • 2001-Present Head, Chicago Institute for Neurosurgery, Chicago, IL
  • 2001-Present, Adjunct Professor, Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • 2006-Present Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA


Our present research is devoted to the analysis of the neuroanatomical and neurochemical mechanisms of emotional behaviors (in the emerging fields of affective and social neurosciences), with a focus on understanding how various affective processes are evolutionarily organized in the brain, and looking for linkages to psychiatric disorders and drug addiction. View more information on some of Dr. Panksepp's research here: Alpha Range EEGs

Honors and Awards

  • 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award, National Institute of Play
  • 2009 Oscar Sternbach Memorial Award, National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis
  • 2009 Glass Slipper Award, International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association
  • 2011 The Order of the White Star, Government of Estonia

Current Funding

Neuropsychoanalysis FDN, Miltidimensional Pre-Clinical Affective Neuroscience Modeling of Depression, PI