Matthew L. Davidson

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Although prefrontal cortex has been implicated in the cognitive regulation of emotion, the cortical-subcortical interactions that mediate this ability remain poorly understood. To address this issue, we identified a right ventrolateral prefrontal region (vlPFC) whose activity correlated with reduced negative emotional experience during cognitive reappraisal(More)
Social evaluative threat (SET) is a potent stressor in humans that causes autonomic changes, endocrine responses, and multiple health problems. Neuroimaging has recently begun to elucidate the brain correlates of SET, but as yet little is known about the mediating cortical-brainstem pathways in humans. This paper replicates and extends findings in a(More)
BACKGROUND Although the ability to adaptively reflect on negative autobiographical experiences without ruminating is critical to mental health, to our knowledge no research has directly examined the neural systems underlying this process. METHODS Sixteen participants were scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as they focused on(More)
We analyzed a new class II HLA haplotype, which we have designated DR5x6, by serology, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), and sequence analysis. As the name DR5x6 implies, the antigen is serologically closely related to both DR5 and DRw6. RFLP analysis of this haplotype suggests a close similarity with DRw11 haplotypes. The DNA sequences(More)
Previously encountered stimuli can bring to mind a vivid memory of the episodic context in which the stimulus was first experienced ("remembered" stimuli), or can simply seem familiar ("known" stimuli). Past studies suggest that more attentional resources are required to encode stimuli that are subsequently remembered than known. However, it is unclear if(More)
HLA-DP genotyping of 500 donor recipient pairs in a retrospective analysis sponsored by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) identified four new DP alleles, two DPB1 and two DPA1. DNA sequencing confirmed that DPB1*8001 and *8101, each found in a single individual, are novel combinations of previously described sequence motifs in the six variable(More)
Six new DPB1 alleles were identified by PCR-SSOP methodologies in the course of a retrospective study of the role of HLA matching in the outcome of unrelated donor bone marrow transplantation. Sequencing confirmed that five of these alleles (DPB1*5901, *6801, *7101, *7201, and *7301) represent novel combinations of previously described sequence motifs in(More)