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Lisa Barrett: How Emotions are Made: The Science Behind What We Feel
Our guest tonight on Thinking Aloud is Lisa Barrett. Her recent book "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain" presents a new theory of how the brain constructs emotions could possibly revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding of the human mind. in a nutshell, she argues that emotions are not universal: emotions as we know them but are cultural concepts we all learn and conform to--so it's society that makes them real, not our brains.—Original airdate: 3/13/2017

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