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Important new information about emotions!

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by JanAtheCPA, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    This is a new show from NPR's Invisibilia, which is all about the invisible workings of the human brain
    (I bolded what I think is the key concept):

    In the first episode of its new season, NPR’s Invisibilia podcast tackles the complicated and misunderstood world of emotions. Researcher Lisa Feldman Barrett says they aren’t inborn — that they’re the result of your brain interpreting past events in anticipation of future ones. Cognitive behavioral therapy and other ways of cultivating positive emotions all rely on rejiggering that root mechanism, she says.
    I've listened to Part 1, which I guess I should warn might be disturbing to sensitive individuals, or anyone who has suffered a trauma similar to the one in the episode. On the other hand, I might also suggest that it's those individuals who really need to understand this information - and learn how to face it and get past it.*

    You can subscribe to their podcast or just listen online: http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia (Invisibilia)

    * a completely non-qualified opinion from a tax accountant
  2. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    This was a great episode, I heard it too! I actually just started reading the book How Emotions Are Made by Dr. Barrett that is mentioned in the show. It's a fascinating read, and makes me question a lot of things I previously thought about emotion and the brain. Highly recommend it.

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