This Psychologist Is Figuring Out How Your Brain Makes Emotions

This Psychologist Is Figuring Out How Your Brain Makes Emotions

Based on decades of her and others’ research, Lisa Feldman Barrett's "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" is a thorough, thoughtful skewering of the classical view, something she seeks to supplant with a “constructive view,” which contends that emotions are a sort of memory-based reasoning. “Emotions are not your reactions to your world. They are how you make sense of what’s going on inside your body in relation to the world.”

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