Richard J. Davidson

Position title: Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry


Phone: (608) 262-8972

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Ph.D. in Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Research Description:

My research program is broadly focused on the neural bases of individual differences in emotional reactivity and regulation that impact vulnerability and resilience, especially vulnerability toward anxiety and mood disorders. My work has been highly interdisciplinary with appointments in both Psychology and Psychiatry, and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is uniquely positioned to provide feedback on imaging analyses for the proposed studies.

Research Key Words:

Affective and Contemplative Neuroscience, Emotional Regulation, Functional Neuroimaging

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