Stories indexed under: Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
- Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows May 22, 2013 Until now, little was scientifically known about the human potential to cultivate compassion - the emotional state of caring for people who are suffering in a way that motivates altruistic behavior.
- Documentary film portrays UW–Madison mindfulness research May 14, 2013 MADISON – Groundbreaking research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is the focus of the new documentary film, “Free the Mind,” which debuts in Madison tomorrow, May 15.
- Dalai Lama to lead ‘Change your Mind Change the World 2013’ event May 15 March 12, 2013 Event organizers today announced that the Dalai Lama will visit Madison on May 15, 2013, to lead "Change your Mind Change the World 2013," a series of panel discussions with thought leaders from a variety of fields, including neuroscience, economics and sustainability, moderated by Arianna Huffington and Daniel Goleman.
- Authors: Develop digital games to improve brain function and well-being Feb. 28, 2013 Neuroscientists should help to develop compelling digital games that boost brain function and improve well-being, say two professors specializing in the field in a commentary article published in the science journal Nature.
- Response and recovery in the brain may predict well-being Feb. 4, 2013 It has long been known that the part of the brain called the amygdala is responsible for recognition of a threat and knowing whether to fight or flee from the danger.
- Mindfulness meditation may relieve chronic inflammation Jan. 16, 2013 People suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma — in which psychological stress plays a major role — may benefit from mindfulness meditation techniques, according to a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center.
- Meditation expertise changes experience of pain Nov. 15, 2012 Meditation can change the way a person experiences pain, according to a new study by UW-Madison neuroscientists.
- Educational games to train middle schoolers’ attention, empathy May 21, 2012 Two years ago, at a meeting on science and education, Richard Davidson challenged video game manufacturers to develop games that emphasize kindness and compassion instead of violence and aggression.
- A wandering mind reveals mental processes and priorities March 15, 2012 Odds are, you're not going to make it all the way through this article without thinking about something else.
- In new book, leading neuroscientist describes your brain on emotion March 5, 2012 Building on more than 30 years of cutting-edge brain research, a new book by UW–Madison psychology and psychiatry professor Richard J. Davidson offers an inside look into how emotions are coded in our brains and our power to control them.