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    Lisa Feldman Barrett


    Northeastern University:

    Department of Psychology

    253 Nightingale Hall

    Northeastern University

    Boston, MA 02115

    617.373.2044 (voice)

    617.373-8714 (fax)

    Internet Correspondence:

    [email protected] (email)

    lisafeldmanbarrett.com (web)

    affective-science.org (lab)

    Massachusetts General Hospital - East:

    Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, and

    Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program &

    Gerontology Research Unit

    Building 149, 13th Street, Rm. 10-018

    Charlestown, MA 02129

    617.724.2324 (voice)

    Social Media:

    Twitter: @LFeldmanBarrett

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lisa-feldman-barrett

    h-index = 115 (Google Scholar)


    2004 Fellow, National Science Foundation Advanced Training Institute in Immersive Virtual

    Environment Technology and Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

    2000 Fellow, American Psychological Association's Advanced Training Institute in Functional

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Boston.

    1995 Fellow, National Science Foundation Training Institute for Cardiovascular Approaches to Social Psychophysiology, State University of New York, Buffalo.

    1992 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Waterloo

    1992 Clinical Internship, University of Manitoba Medical School

    1986 B.Sc., Psychology, with honors, University of Toronto


    2016-present Affiliated Faculty, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University

    2013-present University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University

    2010-2013 Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University

    2003-2010 Professor of Psychology, Boston College

    1999-2003 Associate Professor of Psychology, Boston College

    1996-1999 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Boston College

    1992-1996 Assistant Professor of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University


    2019-present Chief Science Officer, Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, Massachusetts General Hospital

    2007-present Research Appointment, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital

    2007-present Lecturer in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

    2000- present Research Appointment, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

    2000-2007 Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

    mailto:[email protected] https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/ https://www.affective-science.org/ https://twitter.com/LFeldmanBarrett https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-feldman-barrett/

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    2021 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in Psychology, American Psychological


    2020 Finalist, US Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering

    Mentoring (PAESMEM)

    2020 John P. McGovern Award Lecture in the Behavioral Sciences, American Association for the

    Advancement of Science (AAAS)

    2019 Member, Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI)

    2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (Neuroscience)

    2019 Thibaut Award in Social Psychology, University of North Carolina

    2018-2020 In top 1% of scientists cited for 2018, 2019, and 2020, according to Web of Science

    2018 Elected Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    2018 Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement, Association for Psychological Science

    2018 Fifty Most Influential Living Psychologists, The Best Schools

    2016 Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology Heritage Initiative Wall of Fame

    2014 Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology, Society for Personality and Social


    2014 Elected Fellow, Mind and Life Institute

    2013 Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science, The American Psychological


    2013 Elected Fellow, The Society of Experimental Psychologists

    2012 Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

    2012 Excellence in Research Award, Northeastern University

    2010 Education All-Star Award (to IASLab), Boston Museum of Science

    2010 Arts in Academics Alumni Award, University of Waterloo

    2009 Elected Fellow, Society for Experimental Social Psychology

    2009 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

    2008 Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Frontiers of Science

    2007 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

    2007 American Philosophical Society Fellowship

    2007 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship

    2006 Career Trajectory Award, Society for Experimental Social Psychology

    2006 William James Distinguished Lecture, Association for Psychological Science

    2005 Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association

    2005 Elected Fellow, Society for Personality and Social Psychology

    2003 Elected Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

    2002 Independent Scientist Research (K02) Award, NIMH

    2000 Distinguished Junior Research Award, Boston College

    1998 Elected member, Society for Experimental Social Psychology

    1992 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)

    1992 Graduate Research Award, University of Waterloo

    1992 Sheps Research Award in Psychiatry, University of Manitoba

    1990 University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship

    1987 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship

    1986 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1986-1987

    1986 Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Research


    1985 Robert S. Lockhart Graduation Award in Psychology, University of Toronto

    1985 Rhea V. Scott In-Course Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of Toronto

    1984 McNab Undergraduate In-Course Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of Toronto


    • A systems-level model of the brain and body mechanisms underlying mental life, unifying human affect, emotion, motivation, cognition and action.

    https://clarivate.com/webofsciencegroup/ https://www.psychologicalscience.org/members/awards-and-honors/aps-mentor-award/mentor-award-recipients/2018-aps-mentor-award-2 https://thebestschools.org/features/most-influential-psychologists-world/ http://spsp.org/about/foundation/heritage-fund-initiative/feldman http://www.spsp.org/annualawards/diener-award-social-psychology http://www.spsp.org/annualawards/diener-award-social-psychology http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2014/01/distinguished-service-awards.aspx http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2014/01/distinguished-service-awards.aspx

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    • A predictive processing approach to understanding mind and brain, with a focus on the role of metabolic processes, allostasis, and interoception

    • The nature and dynamics of affective processing, including the structure of affect, the neurobiology of affect and how it changes with age and disease, individual differences in affective reactivity, and how

    affect supports memory and perception

    • The theory of constructed emotion, including the conceptual system for emotion (including how emotion knowledge is represented and structured in the mind and the brain) and the role of language and

    conceptual knowledge about emotion in constituting the experience and perception of emotion

    • Cultural variation in emotion, with a focus on small-scale, remote societies

    • Sex differences in emotion, including the influence of ovarian hormones on brain connectivity, with corresponding changes in memory and experience

    • The neuroscience of emotion from an evolutionary-developmental (evo-devo) neuroscience perspective


    *funding in blue is currently active; funding in red is based on individual merit

    2020-2023 National Science Foundation (BCS 1947972) The Brain Basis of Emotion: A Category

    Construction Problem ($799,998). Principal Investigators: Ajay Satpute, LFB, Deniz Erdogmus.

    2019-2021 National Institute on Aging (R21 AG061743) Noninvasive brain stimulation as a tool to study the

    role of motivation in age-related cognitive abilities ($450,445). Principal Investigators: Sumientra

    Rampersad and Alexandra Touroutoglou (LFB Co-Investigator).

    2019-2021 Templeton Foundation, Building online resources for scientists and philosophers communicating with

    the “general reader” ($165,000). Project Leaders: LFB, David DeSteno, James Ryerson and

    Joseph Fridman.

    2019-2021 Templeton Foundation, Academic ideas in the public sphere: Teaching scientists and philosophers

    how to communicate with the “general reader” ($234,000). Project Leaders: LFB, David DeSteno,

    and James Ryerson.

    2018-2021 National Institute of Aging (R56 AG058745). Biopsychosocial mechanisms of superaging

    ($832,369). Principal Investigators: LFB and Brad Dickerson.

    2017-2022 National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH113234). Affect regulation and beta-amyloid:

    Maturational factors in aging and age-related pathology ($3,872,599). Principal Investigators: LFB,