How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

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“Fascinating . . . A thought-provoking journey into emotion science"

Title: How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

Author: Lisa Feldman Barrett

Year: 2017

Summary:Most of the reviews of this book come in the form of two simple words - MIND BLOWING Barrett explores the world of human emotion and the interplay with the mind, body and culture. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychologist and neuroscientist dispels the long-standing belief that emotions are automatic, universal, and hardwired in different brain regions. Instead, she writes how emotions aren't universally pre-programmed rather they are psychological experiences that every one of us constructs based on our very own personal history, physiology and our environments. Across several chapters, readers are immersed in research littered with fascinating facts and insights about the complexities of human emotion, how they are constricted and how to master them.

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