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Center for Healthy Minds
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Madison, WI 53705-2280
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Scientific Publications

Below are scientific articles published by scientists, trainees and collaborators of the Center for Healthy Minds as well as chapters and books edited or authored by Center Founder, Richard J. Davidson.

Books

In Press

Dahl, C. J., Lutz, A., & Davidson, R. J. (in press). Cognitive processes are central in compassion meditation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2015.12.005
Dentico, D., Ferrarelli, F., Riedner, B. A., Smith, R., Zennig, C., Lutz, A., Tononi, G., & Davidson, R. J. (in press). Short meditation trainings enhance non-REM sleep low-frequency oscillations. PLOS ONE.
Kruis, A., Slagter, H. A., Bachhuber, D. R. W., Davidson, R. J., & Lutz, A. (in press). Effects of meditation practice on spontaneous eye blink rate. Psychophysiology.
Oler, J. A., Tromp, D. P. M., Fox, A. S., Kovner, R., Davidson, R. J., Alexander, A. L., McFarlin, D. R., Birn, R. M., Berg, B., deCampo, D. M., Kalin, N. H., & Fudge, J. L. (in press). Connectivity between the central nucleus of the amygdala and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the non-human primate: Neuronal tract tracing and developmental neuroimaging studies. Brain Structure and Function. doi: 10.1007/s00429-016-1198-9.

2016

2015

Brooker, R. J., Davidson, R. J., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2015). Maternal negative affect in infancy is linked to disrupted patterns of change in cortisol and alpha asymmetry across contexts during childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. ePub ahead of print. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2015.08.011 PMCID: PMC4666756
Brooker, R. J., Phelps, R. A., Davidson, R. J., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2015). Context differences in delta beta coupling are associated with neuroendocrine reactivity in infants. Developmental Psychobiology, ePub ahead of print. http://doi.org/10.1002/dev.21381. NIHMSID: NIHMS733119
Caldwell, J. Z. K., Armstrong, J. M., Hanson, J. L., Sutterer, M. J., Stodola, D. E., Koenigs, M., Kalin, N.H., Essex, M.J., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). Preschool externalizing behavior predicts gender-specific variation in adolescent neural structure. PloS One, 10(2), e0117453. PMCID: PMC4319931
Chung, M.K., Hanson, J.L., Ye, J., Davidson, R.J. Pollak, S.D. (2015). Persistent homology in sparse regression and its application to brain morphometry. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 34, 1928-1939. PMCID: PMC4629505
Dahl, C. J., Lutz, A., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). Reconstructing and deconstructing the self: Cognitive mechanisms in meditation practice. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(9), 515–23. PMCID: PMC4595910
Davidson, R. J. (2015). Behavioral interventions produce robust beneficial biological alterations. Biological Psychiatry, 78(10), 668–9. PMCID: PMC4695969
Davidson, R. J. (2015). Comment: Affective chronometry has come of age. Emotion Review, 7(4), 368–370. PMCID: Policy Exempt -- not funded by NIH grants
Davidson, R. J., & Kaszniak, A. (2015). Conceptual and methodological issues in research on mindfulness and meditation. American Psychologist, 70(7), 581–92. PMCID: PMC4627495
Davidson, R. J., & Schuyler, B. S. (2015). Neuroscience of happiness. In J.F. Helliwell, R. Layard, & J. Sachs (Eds.), World Happiness (Chapter 5). New York, NY: The Earth Institute, Columbia University.
Flook, L., Goldberg, S.B., Pinger, L.J., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). Promoting prosocial behavior and self-regulatory skills in preschool children through a mindfulness-based kindness curriculum. Developmental Psychology, 51(1), 44–51. PMCID: PMC4485612
Fox, A. S., Oler, J. A., Shackman, A. J., Shelton, S. E., Raveendran, M., McKay, D. R., Converse, A. K., Alexander, A. L., Davidson, R. J., Blangero, J., Rogers, J., & Kalin, N. H. (2015). Intergenerational neural mediators of early-life anxious temperament. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1508593112. PMCID: PMC4517228
Goldberg, S.B., Wielgosz, J., Dahl, C., Schuyler, B., MacCoon, D.S., Rosenkranz, M., Lutz, A., Sebranek, C.A., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). Does the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire measure what we think it does? Construct validity evidence from an active controlled randomized clinical trial. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pas0000233. NIHMSID: NIHMS720951
Hanson, J. L., Nacewicz, B. M., Sutterer, M. J., Cayo, A. A., Schaefer, S. M., Rudolph, K. D., Shirtcliff, E. A., Pollak, S. D., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). Behavior problems after early life stress: Contributions of the hippocampus and amygdala. Biological Psychiatry, 77(4), 314–323. PMCID: PMC4241384
Heller, A. S., Fox, A. S., Wing, E. K., McQuisition, K. M., Vack, N. J., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). The neurodynamics of affect in the laboratory predicts persistence of real-world emotional responses. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(29), 10503–9. PMCID: PMC4510290
Hosseinbor, A. P., Chung, M. K., Koay, C. G., Schaefer, S. M., van Reekum, C. M., Schmitz, L. P., Sutterer, M., Alexander, A. L., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). 4D hyperspherical harmonic (HyperSPHARM) representation of surface anatomy: A holistic treatment of multiple disconnected anatomical structures. Medical Image Analysis, 22(1), 89–101. PMCID: PMC4405486
Khalsa, S. S., Rudrauf, D., Davidson, R. J., & Tranel, D. (2015). The effect of meditation on regulation of internal body states. Frontiers in Psychology. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00924. PMCID: PMC4493770
Light, S. N., Moran, Z. D., Swander, L., Le, V., Cage, B., Burghy, C., Westbrook, C., Greishar, L., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). Electromyographically assessed empathic concern and empathic happiness predict increased prosocial behavior in adults. Biological Psychology, 104, 116-129. PMCID: Policy Exempt -- not funded by NIH grants
Richey, J.A., Damiano, C.R., Sabatino, A., Rittenberg, A., Petty, C. Bizzell. J., Voyvodic, J., Heller, A., Coffman, M.C., Smoski, M., Davidson, R. J., & Dichter, G.S. (2015). Neural mechanisms of emotion regulation in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(11), 3409-3423. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2359-z. PMCID: PMC4515208
Salomons, T. V., Nusslock, R., Detloff, A., Johnstone, T., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). Neural emotion regulation circuitry underlying anxiolytic effects of perceived control over pain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(2), 222-233. PMCID: PMC4297314
Weng, H. Y., Fox, A.S., Hessenthaler, H. C., Stodola, D. E., & Davidson, R. J. (2015). The role of compassion in altruistic helping and punishment behavior. PLoS ONE, 10(12): e0143794. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143794. PMCID: PMC4675554
Williams, L. E., Oler, J. A., Fox, A. S., McFarlin, D. R., Rogers, G. M., Jesson, M. A. L., Davidson, R. J., Pine, D. S., & Kalin, N. H. (2015). Fear of the unknown: Uncertain anticipation reveals amygdala alterations in childhood anxiety disorders. Neuropsychopharmacology, 40, 1428–1435. PMCID: PMC4397401