Emotion: Circuit Level: Panksepp
Panksepp sees emotions circuits as 'translimbic' sensory-motor command
(executive) systems, collecting sensory information and transmitting them
to behavioral (brain stem, basal ganglia) and cognitive (cortical) systems.
Reciprocally, they also convey cortical and motor information to sensory
systems (Pankseep 1982; Panksepp 1992). Four
primary circuits are:
Positive expectancies: Basal ganglia, orbito-frontal-basal
Perceptual anger and rage: corticomedial amygdala
and temporal lobe.
Fear: basolateral and central amygdala,
and temporal-pyriform cortex
Social emotions (e.g. separation distress): bed nucleus of the stria
terminalis, cigulate gyrus and association cortices.
Editor: Jean-Marc Fellous