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Richard Davidson

Richard Davidson

Richard J. Davidson Ph.D is William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Director, W.M. Keck Laboratory for Functional Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his doctorate from Harvard University in psychology and has been at Wisconsin since 1984. Davidson is internationally renowned for his research on the neural substrates of emotion and emotional disorders. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research including a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award, a MERIT Award from NIMH, an Established Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders (NARSAD), the William James Fellow Award from the American Psychological Society, and the Hilldale Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was the 1997 Distinguished Scientific Lecturer for the American Psychological Association. He served as a Core Member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network in Mind-Body Interaction, is currently a Core Member of the MacArthur Foundation Mind-Brain-Body and Health Initiative and a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors, NIMH. In 2001-02 he served on the National Academy of Science Panel to evaluate the validity of the polygraph. He was the year 2000 recipient of the most prestigious award given by the American Psychological Association for lifetime achievement-the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. He has published more than 150 articles, many chapters and reviews and edited 12 books.

Becoming Human: Brain, Mind and Emergence

Selected Bibliography

Davidson, Richard J (Ed.), et al. Handbook of Affective Sciences. Oxford University Press: 2002.

Davidson, Richard J. and Kenneth Hugdahl (Eds.). The Asymmetrical Brain. MIT Press: 2002.

Davidson, Richard J. (Ed.). Neuropsychological Perspectives on Affective and Anxiety Disorders: A Special Issue of the Journal of Cognition and Emotion. Psychology Press: May 1, 1998 .

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