Richard Davidson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Temporal dynamics of emotional responding: amygdala recovery predicts emotional traits
    Brianna S Schuyler
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:176-81. 2014
  2. pmc Social influences on neuroplasticity: stress and interventions to promote well-being
    Richard J Davidson
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Nat Neurosci 15:689-95. 2012
  3. pmc The privileged status of emotion in the brain
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:11915-6. 2004
  4. pmc Well-being and affective style: neural substrates and biobehavioural correlates
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1395-411. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Affective neuroscience and psychophysiology: toward a synthesis
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Psychophysiology 40:655-65. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Asymmetries in face and brain related to emotion
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:389-91. 2004
  7. pmc Amygdalar and hippocampal substrates of anxious temperament differ in their heritability
    Jonathan A Oler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    Nature 466:864-8. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Spatio-temporal dynamics of brain mechanisms in aversive classical conditioning: high-density event-related potential and brain electrical tomography analyses
    Diego A Pizzagalli
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 W Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Neuropsychologia 41:184-94. 2003
  9. pmc Subgenual prefrontal cortex activity predicts individual differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity across different contexts
    Allison L Jahn
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 67:175-81. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Amygdalar interhemispheric functional connectivity differs between the non-depressed and depressed human brain
    William Irwin
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Affected Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Neuroimage 21:674-86. 2004

Research Grants

  1. AFFECT, DEPRESSION AND BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2000
  2. AFFECT, DEPRESSION AND BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2001
  3. BRAIN FUNCTION AND AFFECTIVE STYLE IN MIDUS II
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2002
  4. Neural substrates affective style and emotion regulation
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. TRAINING PROGRAM IN EMOTION RESEARCH
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. Neural substrates of affective style and emotion regulation
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. Neural substrates of affective style and emotion regulation
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2009
  8. EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY AND ANTERIOR BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1993
  9. EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY AND ANTERIOR BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1992
  10. AFFECT, DEPRESSION AND BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1999

Collaborators

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Publications88

  1. pmc Temporal dynamics of emotional responding: amygdala recovery predicts emotional traits
    Brianna S Schuyler
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:176-81. 2014
    ..These data underscore the importance of taking into account temporal dynamics when studying affective processing using neuroimaging. ..
  2. pmc Social influences on neuroplasticity: stress and interventions to promote well-being
    Richard J Davidson
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Nat Neurosci 15:689-95. 2012
    ..Structural and functional changes in the brain have been observed with cognitive therapy and certain forms of meditation and lead to the suggestion that well-being and other prosocial characteristics might be enhanced through training...
  3. pmc The privileged status of emotion in the brain
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:11915-6. 2004
  4. pmc Well-being and affective style: neural substrates and biobehavioural correlates
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:1395-411. 2004
    ..The article concludes with a consideration of whether these patterns of central and peripheral biology can be modified by training and shifted toward a more salubrious direction...
  5. ncbi request reprint Affective neuroscience and psychophysiology: toward a synthesis
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Psychophysiology 40:655-65. 2003
    ..The implications of this body of work for a broader conception of psychophysiology and for training the next generation of psychophysiologists are considered in the conclusion...
  6. ncbi request reprint Asymmetries in face and brain related to emotion
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:389-91. 2004
    ..These findings have implications for understanding hemispheric differences in emotion and lend support to the notion that aspects of emotion processing might be differentially localized in the two hemispheres...
  7. pmc Amygdalar and hippocampal substrates of anxious temperament differ in their heritability
    Jonathan A Oler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    Nature 466:864-8. 2010
    ..Even though these structures are closely linked, the results suggest differential influences of genes and environment on how these brain regions mediate AT and the ongoing risk of developing anxiety and depression...
  8. ncbi request reprint Spatio-temporal dynamics of brain mechanisms in aversive classical conditioning: high-density event-related potential and brain electrical tomography analyses
    Diego A Pizzagalli
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 W Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Neuropsychologia 41:184-94. 2003
    ....
  9. pmc Subgenual prefrontal cortex activity predicts individual differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal activity across different contexts
    Allison L Jahn
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 67:175-81. 2010
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Amygdalar interhemispheric functional connectivity differs between the non-depressed and depressed human brain
    William Irwin
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Affected Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Neuroimage 21:674-86. 2004
    ..We interpret and discuss the nature of this connectivity in the depressed brain in the context of dysfunctional frontocortical-amygdalar interactions which accompany clinical depression...
  11. ncbi request reprint Amygdala volume and nonverbal social impairment in adolescent and adult males with autism
    Brendon M Nacewicz
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:1417-28. 2006
    ..Autism is a syndrome of unknown cause, marked by abnormal development of social behavior. Attempts to link pathological features of the amygdala, which plays a key role in emotional processing, to autism have shown little consensus...
  12. pmc Prefrontal social cognition network dysfunction underlying face encoding and social anxiety in fragile X syndrome
    Laura M Holsen
    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, USA
    Neuroimage 43:592-604. 2008
    ..These data indicate that social anxiety in FXS may be related to the inability to successfully recruit higher level social cognition regions during the initial phases of memory formation...
  13. pmc Dynamic variation in pleasure in children predicts nonlinear change in lateral frontal brain electrical activity
    Sharee N Light
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Dev Psychol 45:525-33. 2009
    ..These findings indicate that task-dependent changes in pleasure relate to dynamic, nonlinear changes in lateral frontal activity as the task unfolds...
  14. pmc Orbitofrontal cortex lesions alter anxiety-related activity in the primate bed nucleus of stria terminalis
    Andrew S Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    J Neurosci 30:7023-7. 2010
    ..Thus it appears that an important function of the OFC in response to threat is to modulate the BNST, which may more directly influence the expression of BI...
  15. pmc Serotonin transporter availability in the amygdala and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis predicts anxious temperament and brain glucose metabolic activity
    Jonathan A Oler
    Departments of Psychiatry, HealthEmotions Research Institute, University of Wisconsin Madison, 53719, USA
    J Neurosci 29:9961-6. 2009
    ..Collectively, these findings suggest that serotonergic modulation of neuronal excitability in the neural circuitry associated with anxiety mediates the developmental risk for affect-related psychopathology...
  16. ncbi request reprint Brain mechanisms of expectation associated with insula and amygdala response to aversive taste: implications for placebo
    Issidoros Sarinopoulos
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Waisman Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 2274, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 20:120-32. 2006
    ..Altering expectancies of upcoming aversive events are shown here to depend on robust functional associations among brain regions implicated in prior work on the placebo effect...
  17. ncbi request reprint Amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex are inversely coupled during regulation of negative affect and predict the diurnal pattern of cortisol secretion among older adults
    Heather L Urry
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    J Neurosci 26:4415-25. 2006
    ..Individual differences yielded the predicted link between brain function while reducing negative affect in the laboratory and diurnal regulation of endocrine activity in the home environment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in the effects of perceived controllability on pain perception: critical role of the prefrontal cortex
    Tim V Salomons
    University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:993-1003. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging measures of neural activity to positive social stimuli in pre- and post-treatment depression
    Hillary S Schaefer
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 2280, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:974-86. 2006
    ..The neural underpinnings of these relationships, however, have not been explored...
  20. pmc Differential effects on pain intensity and unpleasantness of two meditation practices
    David M Perlman
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Emotion 10:65-71. 2010
    ..Implications are discussed in the broader context of training-induced changes in trait emotion regulation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and affective style: role of prefrontal cortex and amygdala
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 51:68-80. 2002
    ..Emphasis is placed on affective chronometry, or the time course of emotional responding, as a key attribute of individual differences in propensity for anxiety that is regulated by this circuitry...
  22. pmc Mental training enhances attentional stability: neural and behavioral evidence
    Antoine Lutz
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    J Neurosci 29:13418-27. 2009
    ..These novel findings highlight the mechanisms underlying focused attention meditation and support the notion that mental training can significantly affect attention and brain function...
  23. ncbi request reprint Affective judgments of faces modulate early activity (approximately 160 ms) within the fusiform gyri
    Diegon A Pizzagalli
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53705, USA
    Neuroimage 16:663-77. 2002
    ..Increased FG activation for liked faces may thus be interpreted as reflecting enhanced attention due to their saliency...
  24. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex activity are associated with evaluation speed and psychological well-being
    Carien M van Reekum
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 52706, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 19:237-48. 2007
    ....
  25. pmc Neural circuitry underlying the interaction between emotion and asthma symptom exacerbation
    Melissa A Rosenkranz
    Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:13319-24. 2005
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Gaze fixations predict brain activation during the voluntary regulation of picture-induced negative affect
    Carien M van Reekum
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Neuroimage 36:1041-55. 2007
    ..Furthermore, this variation in gaze fixation accounted for substantial amounts of variance in brain activation. These data point to the importance of controlling for gaze fixation in studies of emotion regulation that use visual stimuli...
  27. pmc Cortisol's effects on hippocampal activation in depressed patients are related to alterations in memory formation
    Heather C Abercrombie
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry, Madison, WI, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:15-23. 2011
    ..Our data also show that in both depressed men and women, cortisol's effects on emotional memory formation and hippocampal function are related...
  28. pmc Creating physical 3D stereolithograph models of brain and skull
    Daniel J Kelley
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Waisman Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e1119. 2007
    ..Compared to 2D images, VR and stereolithograph models provide an extra dimension that enhances both the quality of visual information and utility of surface visualization in neuroscience and medicine...
  29. ncbi request reprint Failure to regulate: counterproductive recruitment of top-down prefrontal-subcortical circuitry in major depression
    Tom Johnstone
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    J Neurosci 27:8877-84. 2007
    ....
  30. pmc The voice of emotion: an FMRI study of neural responses to angry and happy vocal expressions
    Tom Johnstone
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior Psychology Department, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:242-9. 2006
    ..Our results identify a network of regions implicated in the processing of vocal emotion, and suggest a particularly salient role for vocal expressions of happiness...
  31. pmc Brain function and gaze fixation during facial-emotion processing in fragile X and autism
    Kim M Dalton
    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 2208, USA
    Autism Res 1:231-9. 2008
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Weighted fourier series representation and its application to quantifying the amount of gray matter
    Moo K Chung
    Department of Statistics, Biostatistics, and Medical Informatics, and the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 26:566-81. 2007
    ..html. As an illustration, the WFS is applied i n quantifying the amount ofgray matter in a group of high functioning autistic subjects. Within the WFS framework, cortical thickness and gray matter density are computed and compared...
  33. pmc Trait-like brain activity during adolescence predicts anxious temperament in primates
    Andrew S Fox
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2570. 2008
    ..In addition, the findings provide an explanation for why individuals with anxious temperament have difficulty relaxing in environments that others perceive as non-stressful...
  34. pmc Early stress is associated with alterations in the orbitofrontal cortex: a tensor-based morphometry investigation of brain structure and behavioral risk
    Jamie L Hanson
    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    J Neurosci 30:7466-72. 2010
    ..These data suggest a biological mechanism linking early social learning to later behavioral outcomes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Tensor-based cortical surface morphometry via weighted spherical harmonic representation
    Moo K Chung
    Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, and the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 27:1143-51. 2008
    ..As an illustration, the methodology has been applied in the problem of detecting abnormal cortical regions in the group of high functioning autistic subjects...
  36. pmc Right dorsolateral prefrontal cortical activity and behavioral inhibition
    Alexander J Shackman
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:1500-6. 2009
    ..This observation provides novel support for recent conceptualizations of behavioral inhibition and clues to the mechanisms that might underlie variation in threat-induced negative affect...
  37. pmc Affective neural circuitry and mind-body influences in asthma
    Melissa A Rosenkranz
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, 1500 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Neuroimage 47:972-80. 2009
    ....
  38. pmc BOLD signal in insula is differentially related to cardiac function during compassion meditation in experts vs. novices
    Antoine Lutz
    Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Neuroimage 47:1038-46. 2009
    ..Future studies are needed to further investigate the impact of compassion training on these circuits...
  39. pmc Reduced capacity to sustain positive emotion in major depression reflects diminished maintenance of fronto-striatal brain activation
    Aaron S Heller
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:22445-50. 2009
    ..These findings support the hypothesis that anhedonia in depressed patients reflects the inability to sustain engagement of structures involved in positive affect and reward...
  40. pmc Identifying robust and sensitive frequency bands for interrogating neural oscillations
    Alexander J Shackman
    Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Neuroimage 51:1319-33. 2010
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Topological characterization of signal in brain images using min-max diagrams
    Moo K Chung
    Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv 12:158-66. 2009
    ..As an application, we have used this method to characterize cortical thickness measures along brain surfaces in classifying autistic subjects. Our promising experimental results provide evidence of the power of this representation...
  42. pmc Electromyogenic artifacts and electroencephalographic inferences
    Alexander J Shackman
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, W J Brogden Hall, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Brain Topogr 22:7-12. 2009
    ..We conclude by describing emerging methodological trends in this area that are likely to have substantial benefits for basic and applied EEG research...
  43. pmc Anticipatory activation in the amygdala and anterior cingulate in generalized anxiety disorder and prediction of treatment response
    Jack B Nitschke
    Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53705 2280, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 166:302-10. 2009
    ..This study tested whether patients with generalized anxiety disorder have alterations in anticipatory amygdala function and whether anticipatory activity in the anterior cingulate cortex predicts treatment response...
  44. pmc Theta phase synchrony and conscious target perception: impact of intensive mental training
    Heleen A Slagter
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:1536-49. 2009
    ..In combination, these findings illustrate the usefulness of systematic mental training in the study of the human mind by revealing the neural mechanisms that enable the brain to successfully represent target information...
  45. pmc Stress potentiates early and attenuates late stages of visual processing
    Alexander J Shackman
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    J Neurosci 31:1156-61. 2011
    ..These results provide a novel basis for understanding how stress can modulate information processing in everyday life and stress-sensitive disorders...
  46. pmc An imaging roadmap for biology education: from nanoparticles to whole organisms
    Daniel J Kelley
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    CBE Life Sci Educ 7:202-9. 2008
    ..The NIH Roadmap provides a useful context to educate students about the multidisciplinary imaging continuum...
  47. ncbi request reprint Psychological well-being and ill-being: do they have distinct or mirrored biological correlates?
    Carol D Ryff
    Institute on Aging, Medical Science Center, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Psychother Psychosom 75:85-95. 2006
    ..e. well-being and ill-being correlate similarly with biomarkers, but show opposite directional signs), whereas independence predicts 'distinct' biological correlates (i.e. well-being and ill-being have different biological signatures)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Acute cortisol elevations cause heightened arousal ratings of objectively nonarousing stimuli
    Heather C Abercrombie
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Emotion 5:354-9. 2005
    ..However, cortisol was unrelated to self-reported affective state. Thus, findings indicate that acute cortisol elevations cause heightened arousal in response to objectively nonarousing stimuli, in the absence of effects on mood...
  49. ncbi request reprint Unattended facial expressions asymmetrically bias the concurrent processing of nonemotional information
    Jeffrey S Maxwell
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53706, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 17:1386-95. 2005
    ..By contrast, under high load, only angry distractors produced greater RH than LH interference as a function of anxiety...
  50. ncbi request reprint Less white matter concentration in autism: 2D voxel-based morphometry
    Moo K Chung
    Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Neuroimage 23:242-51. 2004
    ..Further, it is shown that the less white matter concentration in the corpus callosum in autism is due to hypoplasia rather than atrophy...
  51. ncbi request reprint Depression: perspectives from affective neuroscience
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 2280, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 53:545-74. 2002
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint The role of the central nucleus of the amygdala in mediating fear and anxiety in the primate
    Ned H Kalin
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    J Neurosci 24:5506-15. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that in primates, the CeA is involved in mediating fear- and anxiety-related behavioral and pituitary-adrenal responses as well as in modulating brain CRF activity...
  53. ncbi request reprint What does the prefrontal cortex "do" in affect: perspectives on frontal EEG asymmetry research
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Neuroimaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Biol Psychol 67:219-33. 2004
    ..A number of methodological issues associated with EEG measures of functional prefrontal asymmetries are also considered...
  54. ncbi request reprint Disambiguating the components of emotion regulation
    H H Goldsmith
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Child Dev 75:361-5. 2004
    ..Individual differences in emotion regulation and a focus on the context of emotion experience and expression provide additional tools to study emotion regulation, and its development, from a biobehavioral perspective...
  55. ncbi request reprint The neural substrates of affective processing in depressed patients treated with venlafaxine
    Richard J Davidson
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, 1202 West Johnson St, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:64-75. 2003
    ..Relations between baseline neural activation and response to treatment were also evaluated...
  56. pmc The cerebral response during subjective choice with and without self-reference
    Sterling C Johnson
    William S Middleton VA Medical Center, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 17:1897-906. 2005
    ..The findings suggest that self-referential processing, rather than subjective judgments among ambiguous response alternatives, accounted for the AMPFC and RSC response...
  57. ncbi request reprint Normative emotion-modulated startle response in individuals at risk for schizophrenia-spectrum disorders
    Diane C Gooding
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Psychology and Psychiatry, 1202 W Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706 1696, USA
    Schizophr Res 57:109-20. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that the affective deficits reported by socially anhedonic individuals are not global in nature...
  58. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status predicts objective and subjective sleep quality in aging women
    Elliot M Friedman
    Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53726, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:682-91. 2007
    ..Epidemiological studies linking SES and sleep quality have traditionally relied on self-reported assessments of sleep...
  59. ncbi request reprint Seven sins in the study of emotion: correctives from affective neuroscience
    Richard J Davidson
    Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Brain Cogn 52:129-32. 2003
    ..The articles in this Special Issue underscore the vitality of research in affective neuroscience and illustrate how some of these sins can be addressed and rectified using concepts and methods from affective neuroscience...
  60. ncbi request reprint Now you feel it, now you don't: frontal brain electrical asymmetry and individual differences in emotion regulation
    Daren C Jackson
    University of Wisconsin Madison, 53706, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:612-7. 2003
    ..This relation between resting frontal activation and recovery following an aversive event supports the idea of a frontally mediated mechanism involved in one form of automatic emotion regulation...
  61. ncbi request reprint Gaze fixation and the neural circuitry of face processing in autism
    Kim M Dalton
    Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 2280, USA
    Nat Neurosci 8:519-26. 2005
    ..In addition, variation in eye fixation within autistic individuals was strongly and positively associated with amygdala activation across both studies, suggesting a heightened emotional response associated with gaze fixation in autism...
  62. ncbi request reprint Altering expectancy dampens neural response to aversive taste in primary taste cortex
    Jack B Nitschke
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Waisman Center, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 2274, USA
    Nat Neurosci 9:435-42. 2006
    ..In addition, the activation of the right insula and operculum tracked online ratings of the aversiveness for each taste. Such expectancy-driven modulation of primary sensory cortex may affect perceptions of external events...
  63. ncbi request reprint Motion correction and the use of motion covariates in multiple-subject fMRI analysis
    Tom Johnstone
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 27:779-88. 2006
    ..Based on these results, we present a general strategy for block designs, event-related designs, and hybrid designs to identify and eliminate probable motion artifacts while maximizing sensitivity to true activations...
  64. ncbi request reprint Stability of amygdala BOLD response to fearful faces over multiple scan sessions
    Tom Johnstone
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, WI 53705, USA
    Neuroimage 25:1112-23. 2005
    ..Future studies might manipulate the experimental design to either amplify or attenuate this variability, according to the goals of the research...
  65. ncbi request reprint Becoming conscious: the science of mindfulness
    Steve Paulson
    Wisconsin Public Radio, Madison, Wisconsin
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1303:87-104. 2013
    ..moderated by Steve Paulson, executive producer and host of To the Best of Our Knowledge, neuroscientists Richard Davidson and Amishi Jha and clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn explore the role of consciousness in mental and ..
  66. ncbi request reprint Cortical thickness analysis in autism with heat kernel smoothing
    Moo K Chung
    Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, 1210 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Neuroimage 25:1256-65. 2005
    ..As an illustration, we apply our methods in detecting the regions of abnormal cortical thickness in 16 high functioning autistic children via random field based multiple comparison correction that utilizes the new smoothing technique...
  67. ncbi request reprint Anxiety selectively disrupts visuospatial working memory
    Alexander J Shackman
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 59706, USA
    Emotion 6:40-61. 2006
    ..These observations suggest a revision of extant models of how anxiety sculpts cognition and underscore the utility of the desiderata...
  68. ncbi request reprint Common and distinct patterns of affective response in dimensions of anxiety and depression
    Christine L Larson
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1116 US
    Emotion 7:182-91. 2007
    ..Common and unique patterns of affective responses in the 3 types of mood symptoms are discussed...
  69. ncbi request reprint Cortisol variation in humans affects memory for emotionally laden and neutral information
    Heather C Abercrombie
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Behav Neurosci 117:505-16. 2003
    ..Results suggest that the effects of cortisol on memory do not differ substantially for emotional and neutral information. The study provides evidence of beneficial effects of acute cortisol elevations on explicit memory in humans...
  70. ncbi request reprint Right frontal brain activity, cortisol, and withdrawal behavior in 6-month-old infants
    Kristin A Buss
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    Behav Neurosci 117:11-20. 2003
    ..EEG during the withdrawal-negative affect task was associated with fear and sadness behaviors. Results are interpreted in the context of the previous primate work, and some putative mechanisms are discussed...
  71. ncbi request reprint Fear is fast in phobic individuals: amygdala activation in response to fear-relevant stimuli
    Christine L Larson
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1116, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:410-7. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that activation of the amygdala early in the presentation of fear-relevant visual stimuli would distinguish phobics from nonphobics...
  72. ncbi request reprint Frontal brain asymmetry in restrained eaters
    Jaime R Silva
    Psychobiology Department, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:676-81. 2002
    ..Furthermore, relative right frontal activity was associated with greater self-reported restraint. Right-sided prefrontal asymmetry may thus represent a diathesis associated with increased vulnerability toward restrained eating...
  73. ncbi request reprint Startle potentiation in aversive anticipation: evidence for state but not trait effects
    Jack B Nitschke
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706 1696, USA
    Psychophysiology 39:254-8. 2002
    ..These data suggest that the aversive nature of stimuli contribute to the potentiation of startle above and beyond the effects of emotional arousal, which may be a universal phenomenon not modulated by individual differences...
  74. ncbi request reprint Lending a hand: social regulation of the neural response to threat
    James A Coan
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 22904, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:1032-9. 2006
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Brain electrical tomography in depression: the importance of symptom severity, anxiety, and melancholic features
    Diego A Pizzagalli
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 57305 2280, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 52:73-85. 2002
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Frontal brain asymmetry and reward responsiveness: a source-localization study
    Diego A Pizzagalli
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:805-13. 2005
    ..8% of the variance in reward bias. These findings not only confirm that frontal EEG asymmetry modulates the propensity to engage in appetitively motivated behavior, but also provide anatomical details about the underlying brain systems...
  77. ncbi request reprint Placebo-induced changes in FMRI in the anticipation and experience of pain
    Tor D Wager
    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, 525 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 1109, USA
    Science 303:1162-7. 2004
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Orbitofrontal cortex tracks positive mood in mothers viewing pictures of their newborn infants
    Jack B Nitschke
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior and Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53705 2280, USA
    Neuroimage 21:583-92. 2004
    ..Furthermore, individual variations in orbitofrontal activation to infant stimuli may reflect an important dimension of maternal attachment...
  79. ncbi request reprint Resting anterior cingulate activity and abnormal responses to errors in subjects with elevated depressive symptoms: a 128-channel EEG study
    Diego A Pizzagalli
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 27:185-201. 2006
    ..Because rostral ACC regions have been implicated in treatment response in depression, our findings provide initial insight into putative mechanisms fostering treatment response...
  80. ncbi request reprint Stability of emotion-modulated startle during short and long picture presentation
    Christine L Larson
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1116, USA
    Psychophysiology 42:604-10. 2005
    ..In addition, comparable and, in some cases, greater stability of emotion modulation was found for short compared to long picture presentations. Stability was generally low for individual probe times for both groups...
  81. pmc Long-term meditators self-induce high-amplitude gamma synchrony during mental practice
    Antoine Lutz
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, Waisman Center, and Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:16369-73. 2004
    ..These data suggest that mental training involves temporal integrative mechanisms and may induce short-term and long-term neural changes...
  82. pmc Glucose metabolic changes in the prefrontal cortex are associated with HPA axis response to a psychosocial stressor
    Simone Kern
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Neurologie, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:517-29. 2008
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  83. pmc Voluntary facial displays of pain increase suffering in response to nociceptive stimulation
    Tim V Salomons
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, Waisman Center, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
    J Pain 9:443-8. 2008
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  84. ncbi request reprint Emotion as motion: asymmetries in approach and avoidant actions
    Jeffrey S Maxwell
    University of Wisconsin Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:1113-9. 2007
    ..Collectively, these findings have direct implications for models of embodied emotional and perceptual processing, as well as for investigations of individual differences in emotional disposition...
  85. pmc Social relationships, sleep quality, and interleukin-6 in aging women
    Elliot M Friedman
    Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53726, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:18757-62. 2005
    ....
  86. pmc A functional magnetic resonance imaging predictor of treatment response to venlafaxine in generalized anxiety disorder
    Paul J Whalen
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 63:858-63. 2008
    ..Here, we sought to determine whether pretreatment amygdala and rostral ACC (rACC) reactivity to facial expressions could predict treatment outcomes in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)...
  87. ncbi request reprint Coupling of theta activity and glucose metabolism in the human rostral anterior cingulate cortex: an EEG/PET study of normal and depressed subjects
    Diego A Pizzagalli
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychophysiology 40:939-49. 2003
    ..The results reveal a link between theta and cerebral metabolism in the ACC as well as disruption of functional connectivity within frontocingulate pathways in depression...
  88. ncbi request reprint Darwin and the neural bases of emotion and affective style
    Richard J Davidson
    W M Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1000:316-36. 2003
    ..Honoring brain circuitry in parsing the domain of affects will result in distinctions and differentiations that are not currently incorporated in traditional classification schemes...

Research Grants34

  1. AFFECT, DEPRESSION AND BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2000
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  2. AFFECT, DEPRESSION AND BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  3. BRAIN FUNCTION AND AFFECTIVE STYLE IN MIDUS II
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Neural substrates affective style and emotion regulation
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This work will provide critical new information on the neurobiology of affective style. These new data will further our understanding of endophenotypes of affective processing that are associated with vulnerability to psychopathology. ..
  5. TRAINING PROGRAM IN EMOTION RESEARCH
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We believe this program is unique and provides an extraordinary opportunity for interdisciplinary training in emotion research. ..
  6. Neural substrates of affective style and emotion regulation
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This work will provide critical new information on the neurobiology of affective style. These new data will further our understanding of endophenotypes of affective processing that are associated with vulnerability to psychopathology. ..
  7. Neural substrates of affective style and emotion regulation
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This work will provide critical new information on the neurobiology of affective style. These new data will further our understanding of endophenotypes of affective processing that are associated with vulnerability to psychopathology. ..
  8. EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY AND ANTERIOR BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  9. EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY AND ANTERIOR BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ....
  10. AFFECT, DEPRESSION AND BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  11. AFFECT DEPRESSION AND BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..These studies will further our understanding of the neural mechanisms involved in depression and will provide critical new information on the use of measures of frontal activation asymmetry as state-independent markers of depression...
  12. AFFECT DEPRESSION AND BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..These studies will further our understanding of the neural mechanisms involved in depression and will provide critical new information on the use of measures of frontal activation asymmetry as state-independent markers of depression...
  13. EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY AND ANTERIOR BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ....
  14. EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY AND FRONTAL BRAIN ASYMMETRY
    Richard Davidson; Fiscal Year: 1990
  15. Neural substrates of affective style and emotion regulation
    Richard J Davidson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This work will provide critical new information on the neurobiology of affective style. These new data will further our understanding of endophenotypes of affective processing that are associated with vulnerability to psychopathology. ..