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Psychology Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett | Meeting the Minds

Her quest is to understand emotion

By Andrew Rimas
Globe Correspondent / August 14, 2006

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Psychologists have long believed that emotions are hard-wired into the human brain. ``The general assumption is that when faced with, say, a bear or a difficult social situation, a circuit gets triggered and you feel an emotion," says professor Lisa Feldman Barrett of the department of psychology at Boston College. This seems eminently logical: Evolution has structured our brains so ... (Full article: 768 words)

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