Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D., top cited scientist for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience, joins us today as she shares some insights about her book, How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. She expands on her famous TED talk in this discussion as she further explains how neuroscience reveals how our brains work and construct all of our experiences. She shares that what we see, hear and feel is very different from the way we experience it. In this episode we discuss:
- How emotions are made based off of past experiences
- Insights from William James and Sigmeund Freud
- The roles and functions serotonin, dopamine and cortisol
- Why increased heart rate hinders your ability to see what’s actually happening
The brain likes predictable things because they're less expensive. - Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D.
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Lisa Feldman Barrett, Ph.D. is among the top 1% most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience, having published over 240 peer reviewed papers. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University with appointments at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barrett was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in neuroscience in 2019, and she is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Barrett has received a prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for transformative research on the neurobiological basis of emotion. She has testified before the US Congress. And she has given a popular TED talk that has been viewed over 5.8 M times. She is also the author of How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain.