Attention regulation and monitoring in meditation
Gaze fixation and the neural circuitry of face processing in autism
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.
Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation
It is demonstrated that a short program in mindfulness meditation produces demonstrable effects on brain and immune function, and suggest that meditation may change brain andimmune function in positive ways and underscore the need for additional research.
Affective Style and Affective Disorders: Perspectives from Affective Neuroscience
- R. Davidson
- 1 May 1998
Individual differences in emotional reactivity or affective style can be decomposed into more elementary constituents. Several separable of affective style are identified such as the threshold for…
The integration of negative affect, pain and cognitive control in the cingulate cortex
- A. Shackman, T. Salomons, H. Slagter, A. Fox, J. Winter, R. Davidson
- Biology, PsychologyNature Reviews Neuroscience
- 1 March 2011
It is demonstrated that negative affect, pain and cognitive control activate an overlapping region of the dorsal cingulate — the anterior midcingulate cortex (aMCC), which constitutes a hub where information about reinforcers can be linked to motor centres responsible for expressing affect and executing goal-directed behaviour.
Placebo-Induced Changes in fMRI in the Anticipation and Experience of Pain
fMRI experiments found that placebo analgesia was related to decreased brain activity in pain-sensitive brain regions, including the thalamus, insula, and anterior cingulate cortex, and was associated with increased activity during anticipation of pain in the prefrontal cortex, providing evidence that placebos alter the experience of pain.
Amygdala and Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Are Inversely Coupled during Regulation of Negative Affect and Predict the Diurnal Pattern of Cortisol Secretion among Older Adults
- H. L. Urry, Carien M. van Reekum, R. Davidson
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Neuroscience
- 19 April 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.
Prefrontal Brain Asymmetry: A Biological Substrate of the Behavioral Approach and Inhibition Systems
Resting anterior brain electrical activity, self-report measures of Behavioral Approach and Inhibition System (BAS and BIS) strength, and general levels of positive and negative affect (PA and NA)…
Low-anxious, high-anxious, and repressive coping styles: psychometric patterns and behavioral and physiological responses to stress.
Anterior cerebral asymmetry and the nature of emotion
- R. Davidson
- PsychologyBrain and Cognition
- 1 September 1992