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Lisa Feldman BarrettLisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University, Research Scientist at NEU’s Department of Psychiatry, and Research Neuroscientist in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barrett’s research focuses on the nature of emotion from both psychological and neuroscience perspectives and takes inspiration from anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics. Her lab takes an interdisciplinary perspective approach and incorporates methods from social, clinical, and personality psychology, psychophysiology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, and visual cognition. Current projects focus on understanding the psychological construction of emotion (i.e., how basic affective and conceptual ingredients provide the recipes for emotional experiences), age- and disease-related changes in affective circuitry within the human brain, how language and context influence emotion perception, how affect influences vision, and sex differences in emotion.

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