Lisa Feldman Barrett’s newest book “How Emotions Are Made” challenges many longheld beliefs of how the brain constructs emotions.
Some 100 high school students spent Thursday meeting faculty members, touring labs and research facilities, and seeing science in action at Northeastern as part of the American Junior Academy of Science’s annual conference.
Research led by Northeastern professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found, for the first time, that the neurotransmitter dopamine is involved in human bonding, bringing the brain’s reward system into our understanding of how we form human attachments.
The holidays are billed as a time of joy, but they can also be a time of increased stress for many people. We asked psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett about that stress and what we can do to minimize the feelings that result.
Psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett provides perspective on the intensity of our emotions this election season, how the campaign might affect us psychologically over the long term, and how we can regain our equilibrium as individuals and as a nation.
There isn’t just one type of anger. Recently we’ve seen many of them displayed in our communities. Which kind of angry have you been?
The New York Times senior opinion page editor James Ryerson has teamed up with Northeastern University professors Lisa Feldman Barrett and David DeSteno to create a series of science writing workshops that are aimed at helping researchers better communicate their craft, and increase their chances of placing opinion pieces in high-level publications.
University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett was recently added to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s “Wall of Fame.”
The taste of a piece of meat depends largely on how we feel about the way we believe the animal was raised. Northeastern psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett found that our feelings about “factory farms” vs. humane conditions can even change what we see on the plate.
Lisa Feldman Barrett and several colleagues have received a three-year, $2.5 million dollar grant to “pioneer a new approach to enable communities to withstand and bounce back quickly from hazards.”