Lisa Feldman Barrett: Counterintuitive Ideas About How the Brain Works | Lex Fridman Podcast #129

Lisa Feldman Barrett is a neuroscientist, psychologist, and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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EPISODE LINKS:
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain (book): https://amzn.to/2Sp5ar9
How Emotions Are Made (book): https://amzn.to/2GwAFg6
Lisa’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/LFeldmanBarrett
Lisa’s Website: https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/

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OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
2:45 – Are we alone in the universe?
4:13 – Life on Earth
9:05 – Collective intelligence of human brains
17:53 – Triune brain
24:03 – The predicting brain
31:58 – How the brain evolved
37:58 – Free will
46:51 – Is anything real?
59:23 – Dreams
1:05:11 – Emotions are human-constructed concepts
1:30:40 – Are women more emotional than men?
1:39:16 – Empathy
2:10:56 – Love
2:14:50 – Mortality
2:16:26 – Meaning of life

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