Lisa Feldman Barrett: Balancing the Brain Budget on Shane Parish Show #92

  • We standardized emotions too much. If the rat freeze most of the scientist will call it fear. There should be a shift comparable to what Darwin did to definition of species. There is no essence. Perfect emotion of fear. It's like believing that there is a perfect length of a cocker spaniel tail.
  • Main function of brain is balancing cell energy. Emotions or better to call them affects are a balance of what's going on inside us (both our bodily and psychological needs). It would be overwhelming to feel every little state of kidney, liver, basal ganglia, hippocampus. That's why we receive one outcome which is emotional affect. People see correlation between heart problem and depression and think one is causing another. But probably there is a common metabolic problem that causes both because they are related in metabolic level link:
  • Sleep
    is one of most impactful thing for your health and wellbeing