Tag Brain

Meditation affects brain networks differently in long-term meditators and novices

UW-Madison researchers examined brain activity in non-meditators, new meditators, and long-term meditators, and they discovered differences in emotion networks of the brain among these groups.

Waisman Center welcomes a center leader to director position

Qiang Chang, a longstanding member of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center’s leadership team, has been named the new director of the center following a nationwide search.

New approaches in neuroscience show it’s not all in your head

“How we experience the world affects us in more ways than we previously thought,” says Richard Davidson, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at UW–Madison and director of the Center for Healthy Minds.

The doc sets the goal, then ‘Digital Intern’ goes to work

A UW–Madison spinoff company is refining a medical management software package designed to help doctors treat patients more efficiently.

From fungi to humans, ‘smart valves’ assist communication within, between cells

Trees. Fungi. Monkeys. Fish. Your aunt and uncle. Without fusion pores built of SNARE proteins, they can't exist.

Researchers investigate how a stressed brain can make asthma worse

Researchers are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma in a four-year, $2.5 million study to understand how psychological stress can make asthma symptoms worse.

Video game improves balance in youth with autism

Balance challenges are more common among people with ASD, and difficulties with balance are thought to relate to more severe ASD symptoms and impaired activities in daily living.

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative seeking Round 4 proposals

Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.