Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Grand Rounds: Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium 


The Annual Endowed Lecture in Advances in Psychiatry, Including the Science and Delivery of Psychotherapy

“The Plasticity of Well-being:  Perspectives from Contemplative Neuroscience”



Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.

William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research in my laboratories is focused on cortical and subcortical substrates of emotion and affective disorders, including depression and anxiety. We study normal adults and young children, and those with, or at risk for, affective and anxiety disorders. We use quantitative electrophysiology, positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging to make inferences about patterns of regional brain function. A major focus of our current work is on interactions between prefrontal cortex and the amygdala in the regulation of emotion in both normal subjects and patients with affective and anxiety disorders.