The Martinos Center's Lisa Feldman Barrett challenges the reliance on essentialism in the study of emotions in this New York Times Op Ed.
Meditation's Effects on Emotion
PsychCentral.com recently checked in with Gaelle Desbordes and Catherine Kerr about their work with meditation and emotion. Desbordes and Kerr and colleagues have shown that the effects of meditation persist long after the act is over, indicating that meditation may result in "enduring, beneficial changes in brain function, especially in the area of emotional processing." Read the article here.