New research from Northeastern psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett shows that our beliefs about how farm animals are raised—whether on “factory farms” or in more humane conditions—can shape our meat-eating experience, from how we think it smells and tastes to how much we’d be willing to pay for it. “We show that what you feel very directly influences not only how you interpret what you see but also very literally what you see,” Barrett said.
Twelve golden retrievers recently arrived in Orlando to bring comfort to the survivors and those grieving after the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. Here, Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, who specializes in the psychology of emotion, explains how dogs help bring our nervous systems back into balance and, at least temporarily, make us feel safe.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, says that there is “not a cause for alarm” after a new paper revealed that many psychology studies’ results could not be replicated.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern, explains why misconceptions about emotion persist, how our emotional brains change as we age, and the role of context in what we feel.
In recent years, scientists have discovered that the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to outside sensations. Now, in a paper published in Nature, Distinguished University Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has reported finding the epicenter of those predictions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday morning, Gen. Colin Powell joined President Joseph E. Aoun in celebrating Northeastern’s Class of 2012 at the university’s 110th commencement.
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.
Northeastern’s second Open Lab Experience, held Monday, highlighted work by architecture students and faculty.
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.
Scholars and researchers from more than a dozen universities and medical institutions took part in the first meeting of Northeastern’s Affective Science Institute.
In the inaugural College of Science Colloquium Series lecture, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett explores how emotions function in the mind.
Challenging long-held scientific beliefs, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett says that discerning a person’s emotional state goes beyond reading facial expression.
In collaborative study, Northeastern neuroscientist suggests that possessing negative information about a person affects how we see them — literally
Study led by Northeastern researcher finds that the size of a certain part of the brain correlates with a richer, more complex social life
Psychology professor analyzes effect of feelings on outlookusing experiential, behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain-imaging methods
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(with A. Touroutoglou, M. Hollenbeck, and B. C. Dickerson) Neuroimage, 60, 1947-1958.