Learn about where your emotions come from and how you can hack them, with help from psychology researcher and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett. Plus: learn why tarantula venom could be an alternative to opioids.
Maybe tarantula venom could be an alternative to opioids by Cameron Duke
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Spider venom key to pain relief without side-effects. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/uoq-svk041320.php
Viviane Richter. (2016, February 29). The tarantula’s bite that could stop pain. Cosmosmagazine.com; Cosmos Magazine. https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/tarantulas-bite-could-stop-pain
Understanding the Epidemic. (2019). CDC.gov; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/index.html
Additional resources from Lisa Feldman Barrett:
Watch our full, uncut interview with Lisa Feldman Barrett from the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting (#AAASmtg) on YouTube https://youtu.be/MY0ZqmBzd4g
Pick up “How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain” on Amazon https://amzn.to/3cpMyzl
Official website https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com/
You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_feldman_barrett_you_aren_t_at_the_mercy_of_your_emotions_your_brain_creates_them
Follow @LFeldmanBarrett on Twitter https://twitter.com/LFeldmanBarrett
Other publications by Lisa Feldman Barrett https://amzn.to/2WLC8U7
Citation for test anxiety study: Jamieson, J. P., Peters, B. J., Greenwood, E. J., & Altose, A. J. (2016). Reappraising Stress Arousal Improves Performance and Reduces Evaluation Anxiety in Classroom Exam Situations. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(6), 579–587. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550616644656
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