Badger Talks: Overcoming our sense of loss
Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, is known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. On this edition of Badger Talks, he discusses how to deal with the loss we feel at this point in the pandemic.
Inflammation predicts response to anti-depression medication
Children and teens with bipolar depression responded better to the drug if they had increased markers of inflammation in their blood, a new UW–Madison study shows.
Mindfulness video game changes areas of the brain associated with attention
The game was designed for middle schoolers and requires them to count their breaths by tapping a touch screen to advance through relaxing landscapes such as ancient Greek ruins and outer space.
Inflammation biomarker in blood may help predict effectiveness of depression drugs
A simple blood test could help doctors understand what medication might work best for patients at the start of their treatment, according to new UW–Madison research.
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.
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.
UW–Madison teams up with Madison police to foster officer well-being
The collaboration will focus on whether mindfulness-based practices can help improve officers’ abilities to manage their daily and occupational stressors.
Media Advisory: Dalai Lama credentials
Members of the media can apply for credentials to cover the event “The World We Make” featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Overture Center for the Arts March 9, 2016.
14th Dalai Lama to visit Madison for live-streamed event on global well-being
Gathering perspectives to promote global well-being, the Center for Healthy Minds at UW–Madison will host the event March 9.
Slow waves may explain the brain’s disconnect during dreaming
When we’re dreaming, our brains appear almost as active as when we are awake, yet we remain asleep and oblivious to our surroundings. A new study suggests why.