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Lisa Feldman Barrett 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, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She also received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019, the APS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2018, and the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in Psychology in 2021. She is the author of many books including the one discussed in this episode, Seven and a Half Lessons About The Brain.
In this episode, Eric and Lisa Feldman Barrett discuss key findings about how our brains work and how these findings can help us live a healthier, happier life.
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In This Interview, Lisa Feldman Barrett and I Discuss Lessons About the Brain and…
- Her book, Seven and a Half Lessons About The Brain
- The ways that humans regulate one another contributing to the wellbeing or burdening one another
- That we are the caretaker of other people’s nervous systems
- The fact that we are all also responsible for ourselves
- We are responsible for certain things not necessarily because they’re our fault, but because we’re the only one’s who can change them
- Difference between responsibility and culpability
- The brain’s most important job
- The biggest predictor of illness in adulthood
- What makes you more vulnerable to stressors later in life
- That brains specialize in predicting rather than reacting
- Things we can do to make the quality of our day to day experience feel better
- Flexibility being the key to resilience
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