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Psychology professor’s newest book looks at how the brain constructs emotions

In University Distinguished Professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett‘s new book “How Emotions Are Made, The Secret Life of the Brain,” she writes about a new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding of the human mind.

how emotions are made book coverWriter Andrew Solomon says this about the book, “This meticulous, well-researched, and deeply thought out book provides information about our emotions—what they are, where they come from, why we have them. For anyone who has struggled to reconcile brain and heart, this book will be a treasure; it explains the science without short-changing the humanism of its topic.”

The book is already garnering much attention from several media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Elle magazine, Forbes, New York Magazine, Popular Science, and Booklist Online.

Additionally, Barrett penned a piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education titled, “The Secret History of Emotions.”

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