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Lisa Feldman Barrett

Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett is University Distinguished Professor of psychology at Northeastern University with appointments at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barrett is among the top 1% most-cited scientists, having published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers. She is the recipient of a NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for transformative research, a Guggenheim Fellowship in neuroscience, the Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and from the Society for Affect Science (SAS), and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association (APA). She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, and a number of other honorific societies. She is also a former president of the APS and SAS. She has testified before the U.S. Congress, is the Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain and Behavior at MGH, and has authored How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and more recently, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain. Her popular TED talk has been viewed more than six million times.

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