On Demand: Deep Talk with Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett

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Neuroscientist, psychologist and author Lisa Feldman Barrett in conversation with philosopher Martin Ebeling.



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Deep Talk with Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett

What we need to know about the brain to understand our emotions and live more wisely

Our moods and emotions determine how we perceive the world and how we act. The famous neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett has dedicated her life to the question of what role our brain plays in creating our emotions. With her findings, she has initiated a paradigm shift in our understanding of emotions, the role of the brain and our nature as human beings. According to Feldman Barrett, emotions such as anger, fear, sadness are not simply found “inside us” as innate heirlooms from a more primitive phases of our evolutionary history. Instead, our brains construct emotions to help us cope with our present environment and its challenges. Adjusting our understanding of our emotions in this way raises a number of highly intriguing questions which we will discuss in this Deep Talk with Lisa Feldman-Barrett:

– What role do my emotions play in my behaviour and in how I perceive the world?

– If I (or my brain) actively construct my emotions and I am not merely reacting to triggers, what possibilities are there to intervene in this process so that I might feel less fear, anger, stress, etc.?

– Are emotions also much more varied when it comes to other epochs and cultures than we generally assume?

– What are the consequences of this new view for our self-understanding as human beings, and for our social practice (e.g. laws and jurisprudence)?

As we discuss these questions, Lisa Feldman Barrett will take us on a journey of discovery to the current frontiers of neuroscience. We can look forward to an evening that can shift how we view ourselves and others!

The event will be held in English.


Further information:

Recording of the 90-minute online talk on Thursday, March 23, 2022
Available on demand for 10 days after receipt of access.

Ticket categories:

On Demand – Access for 10 days: 15 €
You will receive access to the recording within 24 hours after booking the ticket.

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Lisa Feldman Barrett

Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is among the top one percent most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. She is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University. She also holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior. 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, Nature Neuroscience, and other top journals in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as six academic volumes published by Guilford Press. Dr. Barrett received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for her revolutionary research on emotion in the brain. These highly competitive, multimillion dollar awards are given to scientists of exceptional creativity who are expected to transform biomedical and behavioral research. She also received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019, the APS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2018, and the APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in Psychology in 2021.

Dr. Martin Ebeling

Dr. Martin Ebeling is Head of The School of Life for Business Germany. He facilitates events, leads classes and workshops in the public and business programs of The School of Life. He holds a PhD in philosophy and studied philosophy and political science in New York, Berlin, Potsdam and Frankfurt a. M.. As an author, he has published numerous scientific philosophical essays as well as the book "Conciliatory Democracy", in which he advocates a different approach to the disagreements in political opinion that shape our times.