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Anders Brabaek
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
The basic message of this book is that emotions are subjective and constructed, and that neuro science proves it so. This message is in line with the frequently quoted Shakespeares' (Hamlet) "...there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so".
(Barrett do not make use of this quote).

I will suggest instead reading the article "The theory of constructed emotion: an active inference account of interoception and categorization" by the author; http://www.affective-science.org/pubs...

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Morgan Blackledge
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to give this book 5 stars based on its audacity and ambition alone.

The author fearlessly challenges some of the fields (affective psychology/neuroscience) most revered and respected theorists and researchers, including Jack Panksap, Antonio Damassio, Joseph LeDoux, Paul Ekman and even Charles Darwin.

That's mad ballsy.

The book is a virtual slaughterhouse of sacred cows.

I have reservations about much of the authors assertions. It's hard not to, because she challenges so much the current
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V.O. Diedlaff
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
If it were a matter of research, this writer would get five stars. Instead, I rated her four because she tends to over-explain herself. Maybe I should cut her some slack because it's hard to explain cutting-edge research to potentially hostile peers. But no, I won't. I can be cruel that way.

To compensate, I will under-explain.
1) Psychologists have used self-limiting stereotypes of emotions in their research for decades.
2) At a fundamental level there's really no distinction between body and mind
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Ginger Campbell
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an important book for any one who is interested in understanding how neuroscience is improving our understanding of human behavior.

I talked with Dr. Barrett about her research in episode 135 of my Brain Science podcast.

Learn more at http://brainsciencepodcast.com/bsp/2017/135-emotions-barrett.
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