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.
Online social interactions have created an entirely new way for humans to interact, and the standard operating procedures don’t work. We don’t get the immediate feedback we do with face-to-face […]
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.
Last year Northeastern’s Affective Science Institute hosted one of the most wonderful events I’ve been to in a while. In conjunction with the Boston Museum of Science and WBUR’s Here […]
Someone once told me that being a science writer is like being in school forever. Over the past year, my first at Northeastern, I have found that to be absolutely […]
Earlier this month the Affective Science Institute hosted another great event called Reading the Face: Translating Science to Security. Three emotion scientists, including Northeastern’s Lisa Feldman Barrett, discussed their unique […]
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.
Earlier in the year I wrote a story for the News@Northeastern about psychology professor Derek Isaacowitz, who is using eye tracking to explore the fact that people older than 60 […]