The University of Wisconsin–Madison has received a $2.5 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a research network on the plasticity of well-being and to develop innovative measures of the key pillars of well-being. Faculty and experts from the Center for Healthy Minds are leading the effort.
When stress levels in the mind and body are in sync, a person is more likely to have higher levels of well-being
Findings from the Center for Healthy Minds suggest that expectant mothers' mental health may influence the white matter development in the brain of her child
In one of the largest studies to date on the topic, research from the Center for Healthy Minds suggests that meditation affects the brains of long-term meditators and novices differently
Richard Davidson shares the latest research on why experience matters at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Austin, Texas
A new study is the first to suggest that the long-term practice of meditation may slow down the epigenetic clock in immune cells
Researchers are discovering what happens in the brain when emotional spillover occurs and, for the first time, are able to pinpoint areas directly responsible
How do our experiences in childhood shape our brains and coping styles in adulthood?
Center for Healthy Minds researchers lead the neuroscience portion of MIDUS, a national longitudinal study on aging explicitly focused on midlife, including transitions from young adulthood to midlife, and from midlife into old age
Does meditation change the brain, even during sleep? Does awareness shape how we perceive emotions?
Center for Healthy Minds Scientist Jeanette Mumford shares how statistics play a role in neuroscience research
Center scientists use brain imaging to reveal the complexity, range of response, and symptoms for individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Lying, fighting with others and acting disobediently are behaviors sometimes seen in preschool classrooms, but what sets the brains of children who behave this way apart from those who don’t?
Center scientists examine how brain develops in first two years of life
Can cues in our environment we're unaware of shape our behavior and emotions toward others?
Researchers look at how early experience impacts the development and function of the human brain
Can compassion be learned?
How long the brain takes to recover from a threat may be an indicator of personality traits like neuroticism
Meditation can change the way a person experiences pain, according to a new study by the Center
High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls
Stress may affect brain development in children, according to new research from the Center
There are practices that can change our brains for the better, according to new Center research
The 10th annual International Bioethics Forum, “Manifesting the Mind,” will explore perspectives on human consciousness at its two-day symposium
Stress from immediate threats may negatively affect our ability for more complex thinking
Are individuals with depression able to sustain activity in brain areas related to positive emotion?
What does science say about our ability to train attention?
A collaborative dance project draws from the beauty of neuroscientific imagery
Grant from Fetzer Institute allows Davidson's lab to explore the impact of love, other positive qualities on the brain
Brain scans of practicing monks reveal impact on circuits used to detect emotions and feelings and others
Center Founder Richard Davidson is senior author on a study examining differences in the neural circuits responsible for emotional regulation in depressed individuals
Center Founder Richard Davidson, researchers find meditation increases activity in brain regions associated with attention, decision-making
Center Founder Richard Davidson, research group find meditation may have lasting impact on brain's ability to regulate attention
Center Founder Richard Davidson is the senior author of paper on the link between the size of the amygdala and social deficits associated with autism
Center Founder Richard Davidson is a co-senior author of study revealing link between brain's emotional processing centers and physiological symptoms of asthma
Center Founder Richard Davidson is senior author of a study revealing the over-activation of the brain's emotion processing center associated with negative feelings in children with autism
Study led by Center Founder Richard Davidson comparing brain-oscillation patterns shows higher frequency in brains of long-term Buddhist meditation practitioners than novice students in both meditative and resting states.
Center for Healthy Minds Founder Richard Davidson to direct research on emotional resiliency under 5-year National Institutes of Mental Health grant awarded to group of UW–Madison researchers
Center Founder Richard Davidson leads study that finds lasting changes in brain, immune system due to participation in short mindfulness meditation program
Center Founder Richard Davidson is co-author of a study on brain activity in clinically depressed individuals that could be used to predetermine the effectiveness of antideppressants
Richard Davidson to direct W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Study finds breakdown in emotion regulation may lead to impulsive acts of violence
Center for Healthy Minds Founder Richard Davidson is a speaker at UW-Madison's 6th annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion
Richard Davidson oversees study exploring differences in brain circuitry and the resulting physiological and emotional responses due to stress in older women
Richard Davidson leading the way for new generation of researchers studying the scientific interplay between emotions and biology