The Theory of Constructed Emotion with Lisa Feldman Barrett

A brief summary clip from the Evolving Leader Podcast, featuring co-hosts Jean Gomes and Scott Allender, interviewing neuroscientist Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett about the Theory of Constructed Emotion. Dr Feldman Barrett is Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, and Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain and Behaviour at Harvard and her work is profoundly changing our understanding of the brain, and in particular, our emotions.

Since the ancient philosophers, and into our last century of scientific endeavour, emotions have been seen as hard-wired responses to external stimuli, located in specific regions of the brain. Lisa’s evidentiary science has over-turned this age-old model which shapes everything from our current beliefs about emotional intelligence to facial recognition software widely being deployed around the world.