How the latest neuroscience can help you be a better person
Forbes - 03/08/2017
In her new book, How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Barrett – a psychology professor at Northeastern University and psychiatry lecturer at Harvard Medical School, argues that the brain is not a system of separate parts – with an amygdala serving as the brain’s 911 operator, while the more secretarial hippocampus files away memories.
“There are no emotion regions of the brain that are separate from rational, cognitive regions of the brain,” Barrett says. “That’s just anatomically not plausible.”