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Center for Healthy Minds

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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.

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In Press

Brooker, R.J. Canen, M.J., Davidson, R.J., & Goldsmith, H.H. (in press). Short-and long-term stability of alpha asymmetry in infants: baseline and affective measures. Psychophysiology.
Lapate, R. C., Samaha, J., Rokers, B., Hamzah, H., Postle, B. R., Davidson, R. J. (in press). Inhibition of lateral prefrontal cortex produces emotionally biased first impressions: A TMS/EEG study. Psychological Science.


Hanson, J.L., van den Bos, W., Roeber, B.J., Rudolph, K.D. Davidson, R.J., & Pollak, S.D. (2017). Early adversity and learning: implications for typical and atypical behavioral development. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. [epub ahead of print at doi:10.1111/jcpp.12694].
Hostinar, C. E., Davidson, R. J., Graham, E. K., Mroczek, D. K., Lachman, M. E., Seeman, T. E., van Reekum, C. M., & Miller, G. E. (2017). Frontal brain asymmetry, childhood maltreatment, and low-grade inflammation at midlife. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 75, 152-163. PMCID: PMC5289285


Brooker, R. J., Davidson, R. J., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2016). 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, 142, 274-90. PMCID: PMC4666756
Brooker, R. J., Phelps, R. A., Davidson, R. J., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2016). Context differences in delta beta coupling are associated with neuroendocrine reactivity in infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(3), 406-18. PMCID: PMC4801734
Burghy, C. A., Fox, M. E., Cornejo, M. D., Stodola, D. E., Sommerfeldt, S. L., Westbrook, C. A., Van Hulle, C., Schmidt, N. L., Goldsmith, H. H., Davidson, R. J., & Birn, R. M. (2016). Experience-driven differences in childhood cortisol predict affect-relevant brain function and coping in adolescent monozygotic twins. PMC Journal - In Process. Scientific Reports, 6, 37081. PMCID: PMC5181835
Dahl, C. J., Lutz, A., & Davidson, R. J. (2016). Cognitive processes are central in compassion meditation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(3), 161-2. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2015.12.005. PMCID: Policy Exempt -- Not a peer-reviewed research article.
Davidson, R. J. (2016). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and the prevention of depressive relapse: measures, mechanisms, and mediators. JAMA Psychiatry, 73(6). doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0135. PMCID: Policy Exempt -- Not a peer-reviewed research article.
Davidson, R. J., Dahl, C. J. (2016). Varieties of Contemplative Practice. JAMA Psychiatry. ePub ahead of print. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.3469
Dentico, D., Ferrarelli, F., Riedner, B. A., Smith, R., Zennig, C., Lutz, A., Tononi, G., & Davidson, R. J. (2016). Short meditation trainings enhance non-REM sleep low-frequency oscillations. PLoS ONE, 11(2), e0148961. PMCID: PMC4764716
Goldberg, S.B., Wielgosz, J., Dahl, C., Schuyler, B., MacCoon, D.S., Rosenkranz, M., Lutz, A., Sebranek, C.A., & Davidson, R.J. (2016). Does the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire measure what we think it does? Construct validity evidence from an active controlled randomized clinical trial. Psychological Assessment, 28(8), 1009-14. PMCID: PMC4829487
Grupe, D., Wielgosz, J., Davidson, R. J., & Nitschke, J. (2016). Neurobiological correlates of distinct PTSD symptom profiles during threat anticipation in combat veterans. Psychological Medicine, 46(9), 1885-95. doi:10.1017/S0033291716000374. PMCID: PMC4900910
Herringa, R. J., Burghy, C. A., Stodola, D. E., Fox, M. E., Davidson, R. J., & Essex, M. J. (2016). Enhanced prefrontal-amygdala connectivity following childhood adversity as a protective mechanism against internalizing in adolescence. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 1(4), 326-34. PCMID: PMC5055123
Kruis, A., Slagter, H. A., Bachhuber, D. R. W., Davidson, R. J., & Lutz, A. (2016). Effects of meditation practice on spontaneous eye blink rate. Psychophysiology, 53(5), 749-58. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12619. PMCID: PMC4837060
Lapate, R. C., Rokers, B., Tromp, D. P. M., Orfali, N. S., Doran, S., Adluru, N., Alexander, A. L., Davidson, R. J. (2016). Awareness of emotional stimuli determines the behavioral consequences of amygdala activation and amygdala-prefrontal connectivity. Scientific Reports, 6, 25826. doi:10.1038/srep25826. PMCID: PMC4867584
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. (2016). 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, ePub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s00429-016-1198-9. PMCID: PMC4995160
Rosenkranz, M. A., Esnault, S., Christian, B. T., Crisafi, G., Gresham, L. K., Higgins, A. T., Moore, M. N., Moore, S. M., Weng, H. Y., Salk, R. H., Busse, W. W., & Davidson, R. J. (2016). Mind-body interactions in the regulation of airway inflammation in asthma: A PET study of acute and chronic stress. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, ePub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC5045317
Rosenkranz, M. A., Lutz, A., Perlman, D. M., Bachhuber, D. R. W., Schuyler, B. S., MacCoon, D. G., & Davidson, R. J. (2016). Reduced stress and inflammatory responsiveness in experienced meditators compared to a matched healthy control group. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 68, 117-25. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.02.013. PMCID: PMC4851883
Ryff, C. D., Heller, A. S., Schaefer, S. M., van Reekum, C., & Davidson, R. J. (2016). Purposeful engagement, healthy aging, and the brain. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 3(4), 318–327.
Shackman, A. J., Fox, A. S., Oler, J. A., Shelton, S. E., Oakes, T. R., Davidson, R. J. & Kalin, N. H. (2016). Heightened extended amygdala metabolism following threat characterizes the early phenotypic risk to develop anxiety‐related psychopathology. Molecular Psychiatry. NIHMSID: NIHMS799606 [epub ahead of print at doi:10.1038/mp.2016.132]
Sprecher, K. E., Riedner, B. A., Smith, R. F., Tononi, G., Davidson, R. J., & Benca, R. M. (2016). High resolution topography of age-related changes in non-rapid eye movement sleep electroencephalography. PLoS One, 11(2), e0149770. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149770. PMCID: PMC4764685
Wielgosz, J., Schuyler, B. S., Lutz, A., & Davidson, R. J. (2016). Long-term mindfulness training is associated with reliable differences in resting respiration rate. Scientific Reports, 6, 27533. doi:10.1038/srep27533. PMCID: PMC4895172