We have a very special and distinguished guest joining us to discuss the topic of emotion and how emotion relates to chronic pain. If you follow this show or up-to-date on the latest pain science, you know that the definition of pain is that it's both a physical as well as an emotional experience. Joining us is Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett. Lisa is among the top 1% Most Cited Scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology as well as neuroscience. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
She is also the Chief Science Officer for the Center of Law, Brain & Behavior at Harvard University. In addition to the books Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain and How Emotions are Made, Dr. Barrett has published over 240 peer-reviewed scientific papers appearing in Science, Neuroscience, and other top journals in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as six academic volumes published by Guilford Press. She has also given a popular TED Talk, which has over 6 million views on the topic of how emotions are made. Dr. Barrett has also received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for her revolutionary research on emotions in the brain.
In this episode, you'll learn about some of the essential and new science behind how our brain perceives our experience and how that relates to how emotions are made. We'll also discuss the neuroscience behind interoception and how it relates to the creation and perception of emotions, as well as how we can take these lessons and use them to cultivate pro-social values and improve global health care. I'm excited to share this guest with you. Lisa was extremely generous with her time. This is a little bit longer episode than normal but you'll find lots of important tidbits and enjoy every moment of this interview. Without further ado, let's begin and let's meet Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett.
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