- Eye Opening
Do you think you can read other people’s emotions? Think again. In this lecture, distinguished professor of psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett debunks three of the most common myths people hold about emotions. She also explores the latest brain research about how emotions are made and how they work. Her talk will intrigue anyone who wants to better understand themselves and others.
About the Speaker
Lisa Feldman Barrett is a distinguished professor of psychology at Boston’s Northeastern University. She wrote How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain.
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6 months agoUnsupported linking video
9 months agoThe audio abstract repeats thrice. Why so?
10 months agoYES! So the answer is not in the brain, but in other place. Definitely in the body. The hint is there - "Instead, the brain creates emotions in reaction to what happens inside the body. Emotions are a way for the brain to make meaning of internal sensations. Emotions signal to the brain what it needs to do next to keep the body safe. The brain doesn’t have direct access to reality. Rather, it creates a model of the world based on sensory input. When sensory input comes in". You need an influx of different sensory input. If you are an adult, new experiences give you new sensory input.