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Are These Outdated Brain Myths Limiting Your Potential?

Podcast with Lisa Feldman Barrett

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Lisa Feldman Barrett is among the top 1% most cited scientists in the world for her revolutionary research in psychology and neuroscience. Lisa is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and she’s also the Chief Science Officer for the Centre for Law, Brain, and Behaviour at Harvard University. In addition to her books, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain and How Emotions Are Made, Dr. Barrett has published over 240 peer-reviewed, scientific papers, appearing in Science, Nature Neuroscience, and other top journals in psychology and cognitive neuroscience,

In this week’s episode, we bust the outdated myths about how our brains work and discover what the latest science really suggests about how we can work better with others.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:29] – Lisa explains what the latest research suggests about how our brains really work and what they are best for?
  • [06:21] – Lisa shares how our brains are structured like a network, to share the information that makes up the experiences and actions of our lives.
  • [08:16] – Lisa shares why our brains are predicting organs and what this might mean practically for us as we go about our work.
  • [15:12] – Lisa explains how our brains are impacted by each other as we work together.
  • [20:16] – Lisa explains the 5Cs of the human brain and how these help us to create a social reality as we work together.
  • [33:14] – Lisa shares how we can use our brains to more intelligently navigate the socially constructed worlds in which we live.
  • [35:51] – Lisa enters the lightning round…

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Lisa!

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