Part of "Models of the Mind: How Neuroscience, Psychology, and the Law Collide"
A symposium sponsored by the Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior and the Affective Sciences Institute
April 25, 2013 | Joseph B. Martin Amphitheater | Harvard Medical School
Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory (IASLab) at Northeastern University, Research Scientist at Northeastern’s Department of Psychiatry, and Research Neuroscientist in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Barrett’s research focuses on the nature of emotion from psychological and neuroscience perspectives and takes inspiration from anthropology, philosophy, and linguistics. Her lab takes an interdisciplinary perspective approach and incorporates methods from social, clinical, and personality psychology, psychophysiology, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, and visual cognition. Current projects focus on understanding the psychological construction of emotion, age- and disease-related changes in affective circuitry within the human brain, how language and context influence emotion perception, how affect influences vision, and sex differences in emotion. Dr. Barrett is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including an Independent Scientist Research Award from the National Institute of Mental Health and an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for groundbreaking research in the science of emotion. She has published over 120 papers and chapters and edited four volumes, including the third edition of the Handbook of Emotion (2008), and authored a White Paper on the science of emotion for the National Research Council.