The Three Big Myths About Emotions, Gender and Brains | Lisa Feldman Barrett



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Many of our most basic beliefs about emotion are myths. Neuroscientist, psychologist, and author Lisa Feldman Barrett explains why our facial expressions can be misleading and how gender bias plays a crucial role in misunderstanding people. Women aren’t more emotional than men. And this is the science that proves it.

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16 Responses

  1. King Groovoo says:

    The only reason why there ever was a stereotype about women being more emotional is because their emotions are catered to completely. Didn't wanna bring that up did you?

  2. gaurav agrawal says:

    Irony of this is it is always men that receive harder punishment.

  3. MINK says:

    This is just dumb

  4. kAsi says:

    and your point?

  5. kAsi says:

    She is dumb.

  6. Eric Lee says:

    I still think woman are more emotional. It's not about the facial we see it's about the frequency.

  7. Raf says:

    You didn't really prove that men and women experience the same emotion. You just said that men and women experience emotions and people tend to think women are more emotional. Ok but why do people think women are more emotional then? Did it just come out of the blue? Of course not. They projecting their bias on the faces based on their experiences. Men and women have different responses to emotion. That is a fact. Women also experience more emotions in regrades to mood swings. That is also a fact.

  8. ShaaRhee says:

    Sources, references?

  9. Rich Peacock says:

    Sorry don’t agree. Yes men have emotions but that doesn’t mean they have the same response. If you don’t believe it spend a day in a “haunted house” at a fairground. Watch who screams & jumps.

  10. TheFifthEntity says:

    That's the same scientist who claimed she can determine if a speech is hate speech or not through it's direct "hard-wired" influence on person's physical well-being.
    Milo, she claimed, is an example of "hate speech" and who therefore should be censored (specifically, de-platformed). Not based on her political opinion, mind you, but allegedly based on hard science!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts_xzxMqJcM

    There is no scientific basis for these claims whatsoever.
    It's easy to prove that the exact same person saying the exact same words, can have diametrically opposite effect on different audiences. Which, quite obviously, blows her "hard-wired hate speech" theory out of the water.

    It really makes me sad when talented highly intelligent scientists behave this way…

  11. ren says:

    Putting the brilliant message aside, I love the design of her slides, they are superior to any other talk I have seen so far.

  12. starrychloe says:

    I got the first 2 right. Enjoyment, Ecstatic. Now I'm going to guess the rest: 3:11 Perplexed. 3:26 Left-right: scorn, surprise-fear (gun pointed at them), disappointment, disgust, happy-content-anxious.

  13. VidPro Surabaya says:

    So do we have free will or not?

  14. Sarah Worthy says:

    if facial movements aren't universal – what does this do to the diagnostic tools used for autism/spectrum disorders around the ability/inability to read facial expressions?

  15. Chitranjan Baghi says:

    she should give this talk on ted as well.

  16. john pardon says:

    i have done some therapies in my life but it struck me that what she's saying at the end is basically a summary of those therapies.

    as for the less/more emotions for men and women part. it doesn't really surprise me. it's just the reaction asked from both genders what's different.

    i wonder what causes the difference in for example the amount of violent crimes both genders commit. the video partly provided the answer though.

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