Lisa Feldman Barrett is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with positions in psychiatry and radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed research papers in top journals on emotion, psychology, and neuroscience. Her research teams span the globe, studying people in the West, the East, and remote parts of Africa.
Outdated beliefs about the brain being a battleground between emotion & reason have a tremendous influence on our lives. Their assumptions infiltrate our laws, health care, economic models, and national security policies. Dr. Barrett’s research brings modern, evidence-based insights to understanding how the human brain works and contends that the crowning achievement of evolution is not rationality, but diversity and variation.
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