Catherine E Kerr

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatosensory cortex
    Catherine E Kerr
    Harvard Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Brain Res Bull 85:96-103. 2011
  2. pmc Placebo acupuncture as a form of ritual touch healing: a neurophenomenological model
    Catherine E Kerr
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Conscious Cogn 20:784-91. 2011
  3. pmc Japanese-style acupuncture for endometriosis-related pelvic pain in adolescents and young women: results of a randomized sham-controlled trial
    Peter M Wayne
    Harvard Medical School, Osher Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 21:247-57. 2008
  4. pmc Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 336:999-1003. 2008
  5. pmc Effectiveness of recruitment in clinical trials: an analysis of methods used in a trial for irritable bowel syndrome patients
    Siu Ping Chin Feman
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:241-51. 2008
  6. pmc "Maybe I made up the whole thing": placebos and patients' experiences in a randomized controlled trial
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 33:382-411. 2009
  7. pmc A treatment trial of acupuncture in IBS patients
    Anthony J Lembo
    The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Rabb Rose 1, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:1489-97. 2009
  8. pmc Adequate relief in a treatment trial with IBS patients: a prospective assessment
    Maria C F Passos
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:912-9. 2009
  9. pmc Tactile acuity in experienced Tai Chi practitioners: evidence for use dependent plasticity as an effect of sensory-attentional training
    Catherine E Kerr
    Harvard Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Exp Brain Res 188:317-22. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Experiences of acupuncturists in a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
    Claire A McManus
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:533-8. 2007

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Publications17

  1. doi request reprint Effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatosensory cortex
    Catherine E Kerr
    Harvard Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Brain Res Bull 85:96-103. 2011
    ..This finding is the first to show enhanced local alpha modulation following sustained attentional training, and implicates this form of enhanced dynamic neural regulation in the behavioral effects of meditative practice...
  2. pmc Placebo acupuncture as a form of ritual touch healing: a neurophenomenological model
    Catherine E Kerr
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Conscious Cogn 20:784-91. 2011
    ..The conclusion offers a "neurophenomenological" account of the placebo effect by considering dynamic effects of attentional filtering on early sensory cortices, possibly underlying the phenomenology of placebo acupuncture...
  3. pmc Japanese-style acupuncture for endometriosis-related pelvic pain in adolescents and young women: results of a randomized sham-controlled trial
    Peter M Wayne
    Harvard Medical School, Osher Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 21:247-57. 2008
    ....
  4. pmc Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 336:999-1003. 2008
    ..To assess the relative magnitude of these components...
  5. pmc Effectiveness of recruitment in clinical trials: an analysis of methods used in a trial for irritable bowel syndrome patients
    Siu Ping Chin Feman
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:241-51. 2008
    ..The iterative use of the efficacy index during a recruitment campaign may be helpful to calibrate and focus on the most effective recruitment methods...
  6. pmc "Maybe I made up the whole thing": placebos and patients' experiences in a randomized controlled trial
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 33:382-411. 2009
    ..g. expectancy, hope, conditioning, anxiety reduction, report bias, symbolic work, narrative and embodiment--provides an inadequate model to explain its salubrious benefits...
  7. pmc A treatment trial of acupuncture in IBS patients
    Anthony J Lembo
    The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Rabb Rose 1, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:1489-97. 2009
    ..This study aimed to compare the effects of true and sham acupuncture in relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  8. pmc Adequate relief in a treatment trial with IBS patients: a prospective assessment
    Maria C F Passos
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:912-9. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc Tactile acuity in experienced Tai Chi practitioners: evidence for use dependent plasticity as an effect of sensory-attentional training
    Catherine E Kerr
    Harvard Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Exp Brain Res 188:317-22. 2008
    ..Further studies should also assess whether related somatosensory attentional practices (such as Yoga, mindfulness meditation and Qigong) achieve similar effects...
  10. ncbi request reprint Experiences of acupuncturists in a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial
    Claire A McManus
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:533-8. 2007
    ..This paper describes the experiences of 8 licensed acupuncturists in a placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial (RCT). This information is important to the design and conduct of high-quality trials...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cortical dynamics as a therapeutic mechanism for touch healing
    Catherine E Kerr
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:59-66. 2007
    ..This model provides several direct predictions for investigating ways that TH may induce cortical plasticity and dynamics in pain remediation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Neural activities in human somatosensory cortical areas evoked by acupuncture stimulation
    Seung Schik Yoo
    Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    Complement Ther Med 15:247-54. 2007
    ..To investigate neural representation evoked by acupuncture from human somatosensory cortices, especially from primary (SI) and secondary (SII) somatosensory areas...
  13. pmc Sham device v inert pill: randomised controlled trial of two placebo treatments
    Ted J Kaptchuk
    Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02215 USA
    BMJ 332:391-7. 2006
    ..To investigate whether a sham device (a validated sham acupuncture needle) has a greater placebo effect than an inert pill in patients with persistent arm pain...
  14. pmc Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness
    Sara W Lazar
    Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Neuroreport 16:1893-7. 2005
    ..Finally, the thickness of two regions correlated with meditation experience. These data provide the first structural evidence for experience-dependent cortical plasticity associated with meditation practice...
  15. ncbi request reprint Adolescent endometriosis-related pelvic pain treated with acupuncture: two case reports
    Ellen Silver Highfield
    Integrative Therapies Team, Center for Families, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:317-22. 2006
    ..To date, there has been no published research investigating the use of acupuncture for adolescents with chronic pelvic pain and/or endometriosis...
  16. pmc Developing an observing attitude: an analysis of meditation diaries in an MBSR clinical trial
    Catherine E Kerr
    Harvard Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Psychol Psychother 18:80-93. 2011
    ..Progress in MBSR may rely less on the valence of participants' experiences and more on the way participants describe and relate to their own inner experience...
  17. ncbi request reprint Investigating placebo effects in irritable bowel syndrome: a novel research design
    Lisa A Conboy
    Osher Institute, Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, Harvard Medical School, 401 Park Drive, Suite 22A, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 27:123-34. 2006
    ..quot; The trial also uses an innovative combination of quantitative and qualitative methods...