Kent Berridge

James Olds Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

Kent Berridge is the James Olds collegiate professor of psychology and neuroscience in the department of psychology at the University of Michigan. Berridge’s current research focuses on answering questions such as: How is pleasure generated in the brain? Is happiness in the brain? How do wanting and liking interact? What causes addiction? Does fear share anything with desire? Can an emotion ever be unconscious? Berridge serves on editorial boards for several scientific journals, and he co-edited the book Pleasures of the Brain. Among other honors, Berridge has been a Guggenheim fellow and a Fulbright senior scholar.

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