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Cafe Bloemers De Pijp

AIW self-help book club

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain By: Lisa Feldman Barrett

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Jan 29, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Cafe Bloemers De Pijp, Hemonystraat 70, 1074 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The first self-help book in 2023!

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

By: Lisa Feldman Barrett


A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mind.

Emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. Scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology—ans this paradigm shift has far-reaching implications for us all.

Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, and shedding new light on what it means to be human. Her research overturns the widely held belief that emotions are housed in different parts of the brain and are universally expressed and recognized. Instead, she has shown that emotion is constructed in the moment, by core systems that interact across the whole brain, aided by a lifetime of learning. This new theory means that you play a much greater role in your emotional life than you ever thought. Its repercussions are already shaking the foundations not only of psychology but also of medicine, the legal system, child-rearing, meditation, and even airport security.

Why do emotions feel automatic? Does rational thought really control emotion? How does emotion affect disease? How can you make your children more emotionally intelligent? How Emotions Are Made answers these questions and many more, revealing the latest research and intriguing practical applications of the new science of emotion, mind, and brain. 

date: 29-01-2023 at 12:00-14:00

Place: Café Bloemers de pijp

Hemonystraat 70, 1074 BT Amsterdam


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