In the first scientific article to come from its pioneering studies of long-term Buddhist meditation practitioners, a UW-Madison team has found that long-term meditators (or “adepts”) show markedly different patterns of brain electrical oscillations compared to a group with no previous meditative experience, when both of them generated a standard meditative practice.
The search for happiness can take many paths.
Even though we all experience similar emotions, we respond to them in different ways.
The article, “The Science of Happiness,” showcases Davidson’s research on the brain mechanisms that underlie emotions. In particular, Davidson has worked with Buddhist Monks, including the Dalai Lama, to document how meditation affects individuals both …
Waisman Researcher Richard Davidson, Ph.D., has been featured in several media stories lately regarding his work with the brain mechanisms that underlie emotions. The most recent is a story in the September 14, 2003 New …
Staying healthy may involve more than washing hands or keeping a positive attitude. According to a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it also may involve a particular pattern of brain activity.
In a small but highly provocative study, a UW-Madison research team has found, for the first time, that a short program in “mindfulness meditation” produced lasting positive changes in both the brain and the function of the immune system.
During the last decade, many American families have opened their hearts and homes to children adopted from Eastern European orphanages.
The experiences of millions of people have proved that antidepressants work, but only with the advent of sophisticated imaging technology have scientists begun to learn exactly how the medications affect brain structures and circuits to bring relief from depression.