Loving opioids in the brain

Jaak Panksepp*, Joseph R. Moskal

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations


Brain opioids regulate social emotions in several distinct ways. The abundance of neuroscientific detail in the target article helps familiarize the uninitiated with the true and humbling complexities of mammalian brains, but little of it translates to research strategies, with robust predictions, at the human level. Only global neurochemical affective state variables derived from animal research have clear implications for human research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-362
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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