SCP Podcast Episode 214: Lisa Feldman Barrett

November 18, 2021

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In this episode, join us as we talk with Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett. She is among the top one percent most-cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University. She also holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior.

In addition to the books Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain and How Emotions are Made, Dr. Barrett has published over 240 peer-reviewed, scientific papers appearing in ScienceNature Neuroscience, and other top journals in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as six academic volumes published by Guilford Press. She has also given a popular TED talk with over 6 million views.

Dr. Barrett received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for her revolutionary research on emotion in the brain. 

Highlights of this podcast include:

  • Control over your own experiences
  • Uncertainty
  • Body Budgeting 
  • Body Tax – vulnerability to illness
  • Emotional and mental health and effects on physical health
  • Sickness behavior 
  • Metabolic efficiency  
  • Chronic pain 
  • Stress
  • Sex hormones
  • Inviting pain (emotional and physical)
  • Acts of kindness
  • Power of words
  • Rationality 
  • And So Much More!

To learn more about Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, visit her website: