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.
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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.
Award-winning doctoral candidate’s research shows that people’s perception of objects and situations is strongly influenced by their feelings