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How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

12 minutes
Constructing meaningful concepts, including emotions, is a human superpower.

While many of us perceive emotions as an automatic reaction to the world around us, neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett studied the workings of the brain and found that, in fact, we actually construct our own emotions. In this Snapshot, you’ll learn how humans create concepts, including emotions, to more efficiently process information and make the all-important predictions that regulate our bodies and allow us to operate in the world.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are interested in the psychology of emotion
  • Feel that you are helpless to change your state of mind
  • Want to know more about how your brain creates your experience of the world
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