Emotions: Separating Fact from Fiction

Lisa Feldman Barrett
10 Sep 2019
7:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Graduate and Professional Student Senate
  • Graduate College
  • Iowa Center for Advanced Neurotoxicology
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • University Library
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Lisa Feldman Barrett is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University and the author of How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. She will discuss her research and paradigm-shifting theory that feelings like happiness, pride, or rage aren’t hardwired and triggered but rather constructed in the moment based on experience and learned behavior. Her work has implications not just in fields like neuroscience and psychology but also for medicine, the legal system, child-rearing, and even airport security. In addition to her academic position, Barrett holds research appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Neuroscience Interdepartmental Graduate Program reception & student poster display
6:00-7:00 p.m., South Ballroom, Memorial Union


The University Bookstore will be on site to sell copies of How Emotions are Made.