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Wisconsin Center for the Neuroscience and Psychophysiology of Meditation

Principal Investigator: 
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.


University of Wisconsin, Madison 21 N. Park Street, Suite 6401
Madison, WI 53715-1218
United States


This center will examine the impact of two forms of meditation—loving-kindness/compassion meditation and mindfulness meditation—on the brain and body, focusing on the regulation of emotion and on emotional reactivity. Potential applications in health include biological and behavioral processes linked with emotions and/or stress, such as recurrent depression.

Centers of Excellence for Research on CAM