S2 E2: Your Mind on Language & Emotion, with Dr. Ajay Satpute
What comes first, language, or emotion? In this episode, Dr. Ajay Satpute shares his work examining how the brain and mind interact with language to create and process emotion. Is jumping when seeing a spider the same as worrying about a loved one passing away? Why do we call so many different experiences 'fear'? We discuss how we can apply this knowledge to our everyday lives, including mental health.
Dr. Ajay Satpute's work
Satpute AB, Nook EC, Narayanan S, Shu J, Weber J, Ochsner KN (2016) Emotions in “Black and White” or Shades of Gray? How We Think About Emotion Shapes Our Perception and Neural Representation of Emotion. Psychol Sci 27:1428–1442.