Neuroscientist, psychologist, and author Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett on why we have more control over the way our brain processes emotions than we think we do

Episode Summary

Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett is among the top one percent most-cited scientists in the world and author of How Emotions Are Made and, more recently, Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain. In this episode, Dr. Barrett shares her revolutionary research in the science of emotion, brain, and mind, and reveals how we have more control over this process than we think we do and why understanding it can help shape who we are.

Episode Notes

Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett is the University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University and holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, as the Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior. She is also the author of How Emotions Are Made and, more recently, Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain, an accessible book about science that she considers “the first neuroscience ‘beach read.’” 

Today’s episode invites you to explore the origin of your emotional intelligence. Consider that most of our life is lived inside of our head. Our brain creates our mind which controls our actions, which determines the kind of person that we are. Dr. Barrett’s research reveals that we actually have more control over that process than we think or feel we do.

Links:

 Dr. Barrett’s books https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/books/

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