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