Lisa Feldman Barrett

Lisa Feldman Barrett

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Lisa Feldman Barrett research addresses that question from both psychological and neuroscience perspectives, ultimately working toward a general framework for understanding how the brain creates the mind.

Lisa Feldman Barrett PhD is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory (IASL) at Boston College, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Barrett received her B.Sc. from the University of Toronto in 1986, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1992.

Some Lisa Feldman Barrett hypothesis are :

  1. Words words for emotion correspond to mental states that can be described as the combination of more basic psychological processes.

  2. The mental events called "anger," "sadness," and "fear" are not basic building blocks in the mind, but instead are mental events that result from the interplay of more basic psychological systems that are not themselves specific to emotion.

  3. An emotion word like "anger" names a commonsense category that corresponds to a range of mental events which emerge from the interaction of more basic psychological ingredients. [1]

Experts in Emotion 1.2 -- Lisa Feldman Barrett on What is an Emotion

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emotion words cause a perceptual shift in the way that emotional faces are seen. Lisa Feldman Barrett


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