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How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain SOLD OUT

Saturday 25 March 2017

1 Hour


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Psychologist Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett explains her groundbreaking theories on how the brain constructs emotions – ones that shed new light on what it means to be human.

Scientists have long supported the assumption that emotions are automatic, but the science of emotions is undergoing something of a revolution. Barrett explains how her research suggests that individuals play a much bigger role in their emotional life than was previously thought. The research has wide implications across psychology, medicine and child rearing. Can you control your emotions? How does emotion affect disease? And how can you make your children more emotionally intelligent?

Barrett is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, United States, lectures at Harvard Medical School and is a neuroscientist in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for her research on emotion in the brain.

Here she talks to writer and journalist Paul Blezard.

Supported by Elsevier.