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Lisa Feldman Barrett

Lisa Feldman Barrett

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

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l.barrett@neu.edu
617.373.2044

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Your face says it all? Not so fast

New research from Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Psy­chology Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab refutes a decades-​​old belief in emo­tion science—that emo­tions are uni­ver­sally rec­og­nized across people and cultures.

Maria Gendron and Lisa Feldman Barrett

3Qs: A crazy little drug called love

Research from Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab con­firms what singers and film­makers have known all along: Love is a drug. It affects our behaviors—and our brains—in the same ways as addiction.

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Your iPhone gets emotional

Vir­tual humans, rela­tional robots, brain imaging devices, and mobile eye-​​tracking tech­nolo­gies were among the inno­v­a­tive research projects high­lighted at a day­long con­fer­ence at North­eastern that explored the inter­sec­tion of emo­tion sci­ence and technology.

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Dead or alive? Researchers use uncertainty to scare

Lisa Feldman Bar­rett, Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Psy­chology, and her team at the Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Affec­tive Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory use the sci­ence of emo­tion to scare people at a haunted house — and raise money for charity.

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Get the picture? New high-​​res images show brain activity like never before

Researchers in Northeastern’s Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Affec­tive Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory have cre­ated the highest-​​resolution image of the human brain stem in action. It could ulti­mately help sci­en­tists explore the grounds of human emo­tion like never before.

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The fruits of undergraduate research

Psy­chology pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Barrett’s Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Affec­tive Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory employs about 100 under­grad­uate researchers each year, pro­viding not just hands-​​on training, but also invalu­able mentorship.

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Professor recognized for changing the field of affective neuroscience

Lisa Feldman Bar­rett, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Psy­chology, was recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada, the highest honor for Cana­dian scholars in the arts, sci­ences and humanities.

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Happinomics’: the science of money and emotion

Northeastern’s Affec­tive Sci­ence Insti­tute hosted a panel dis­cus­sion among leading “hap­pi­ness sci­en­tists” in con­junc­tion with the Museum of Sci­ence and WBUR’s Here & Now.

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Experiential learning is a way of life’

On Friday morning, Gen. Colin Powell joined Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun in cel­e­brating Northeastern’s Class of 2012 at the university’s 110th commencement.

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Redefining emotion

In new research, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Psy­chology Lisa Feldman Bar­rett has ana­lyzed thou­sands of data points from neu­roimaging exper­i­ments to rede­fine the sci­en­tific con­cept of emotion.

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Pop-​​up’ lab opens interdisciplinary dialogue

Northeastern’s second Open Lab Expe­ri­ence, held Monday, high­lighted work by archi­tec­ture stu­dents and faculty.

A call for an evolved understanding of emotion

In a new schol­arly review, psy­chology pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Bar­rett points out that the beliefs about emo­tion guiding many secu­rity prac­tices today may be flawed.

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A meeting of the minds

Scholars and researchers from more than a dozen uni­ver­si­ties and med­ical insti­tu­tions took part in the first meeting of Northeastern’s Affec­tive Sci­ence Institute.

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How the brain works with feelings

In the inau­gural Col­lege of Sci­ence Col­lo­quium Series lec­ture, psy­chology pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Bar­rett explores how emo­tions func­tion in the mind.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

Providing context for perceiving emotion

Chal­lenging long-​​held sci­en­tific beliefs, psy­chology pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Bar­rett says that dis­cerning a person’s emo­tional state goes beyond reading facial expression.

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Gossip triggers defensive response

In col­lab­o­ra­tive study, North­eastern neu­ro­sci­en­tist sug­gests that pos­sessing neg­a­tive infor­ma­tion about a person affects how we see them — literally

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Brain biology may dictate social networks

Study led by North­eastern researcher finds that the size of a cer­tain part of the brain cor­re­lates with a richer, more com­plex social life

Studying our emotional life

Psy­chology pro­fessor ana­lyzes effect of feel­ings on out­lookusing expe­ri­en­tial, behav­ioral, psy­chophys­i­o­log­ical, and brain-​​imaging methods

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.

Paper

Emotion words shape emotion percepts

(with M. Gendron, K. Lindquist, and L. Barsalou) Emotion, 12, 314-325.

Paper

Micro-valences: Affective valence in “neutral” everyday objects

(with S. Lebrecht, M. Bar, and M. J. Tarr)Frontiers in Perception Science. 3:107. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00107.

Paper

Dissociable large-scale networks anchored in the right anterior insula subserve affective experience and attention

(with A. Touroutoglou, M. Hollenbeck, and B. C. Dickerson) Neuroimage, 60, 1947-1958.

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