Emotions, Separating Fact from Fiction

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 at 7:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures
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Lisa Feldman Barrett is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University and the author of "How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain." Her talk is hosted by the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Graduate Program, which will host a reception and student poster display preceding the lecture, 6-7 p.m., South Ballroom.

Barrett will discuss her research and paradigm-shifting theory that feelings like happiness, pride, or rage aren't hardwired and triggered, but rather constructed in the moment based on experience and learned behavior. Her work has implications not just in fields like neuroscience and psychology but also for medicine, the legal system, child-rearing, and even airport security.

In addition to her academic position, Barrett holds research appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.