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.
Research suggests that older adults maintain their happier outlook through different emotion regulation strategies. With a new grant from the National Institute on Aging, associate professor Derek Isaacowitz will examine how our multimedia choices play into that.
In the days after the Boston Marathon bombings, declarations of support from across the country flooded my Facebook feed in the form of graphic memes, photographs, and simple status updates […]
Psychology professor David DeSteno’s lab is the first to study the social implications of meditation, a practice well known to improve one’s physical and psychological well-being.
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 […]
In the wake of Lance Armstrong’s long-awaited admission of doping, cheating has been on many peoples’ minds of late. Katie Couric was one of them. Last Friday Northeastern professor David […]
I’m pretty much the world’s worst decision maker. This is especially true at restaurants. The other day I made the waiter save me for last and then, after six other […]
Complex decision-making requires us to select the most important information and throw out the rest, according to John Coley, an associate professor of psychology.
A debate has emerged in the last few years about the importance of early interactions with nature. Kids these days tend to spend more time inside in front of screens […]
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 […]
There are certain things most Americans expect to encounter on Thursday: Turkey. Mashed potatoes. A lazy afternoon. Too many lagers. A belly ache. A nod toward the things we’re thankful […]