Jun 18, 2021
...and 7 other lessons about the command center that runs all our body's systems. Lisa Feldman Barret, professor of psychology at Northeastern University and a director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory there, talks about how the 128 billion neurons in the brain act like the air traffic control system. They are knit together into a pattern that's capable of a remarkable range of functions, from satisfying thirst to making morally responsible choices. Plus... Why Plato was wrong about the brain.