#129 – Lisa Feldman Barrett: Counterintuitive Ideas About How the Brain Works

Lisa Feldman Barrett is a neuroscientist, psychologist, and author. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
00:00 – Introduction
06:35 – Are we alone in the universe?
08:03 – Life on Earth
12:55 – Collective intelligence of human brains
21:43 – Triune brain
27:52 – The predicting brain
35:48 – How the brain evolved
41:47 – Free will
50:40 – Is anything real?
1:03:13 – Dreams
1:09:00 – Emotions are human-constructed concepts
1:34:29 – Are women more emotional than men?
1:43:05 – Empathy
2:14:46 – Love
2:18:40 – Mortality
2:20:16 – Meaning of life