Richard Davidson

Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research in my laboratories is focused on cortical and subcortical substrates of emotion and affective disorders, including depression and anxiety.

We study normal adults and young children, and those with, or at risk for, affective and anxiety disorders. We use quantitative electrophysiology, positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging to make inferences about patterns of regional brain function.

A major focus of our current work is on interactions between prefrontal cortex and the amygdala in the regulation of emotion in both normal subjects and patients with affective and anxiety disorders.

Experience

  • –present
    Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison