Lisa Feldman Barrett

Cognitive Psychologist

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.

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Outdated beliefs about the brain being a battleground between emotion & reason have a tremendous influence on our lives.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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