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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Neuroscience H-index 155 Citations 104,313 378 World Ranking 34 National Ranking 21
Psychology H-index 173 Citations 124,902 472 World Ranking 13 National Ranking 5

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Awards & Achievements

2017 - Member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

2003 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2000 - APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology, American Psychological Association

2000 - Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA)

1997 - William James Fellow Award, Association for Psychological Science (APA)

1992 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Cognition
  • Internal medicine
  • Neuroscience

Richard J. Davidson mainly investigates Cognitive psychology, Electroencephalography, Developmental psychology, Neuroscience and Prefrontal cortex. His Cognitive psychology study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Affect, Affective neuroscience, Cognition, Mood and Reactivity. His research integrates issues of Brain asymmetry, Frontal lobe and Audiology in his study of Electroencephalography.

His Developmental psychology study incorporates themes from Hydrocortisone, Psychopathology and Functional neuroimaging. The concepts of his Prefrontal cortex study are interwoven with issues in Insular cortex, Working memory, Brain activity and meditation, Eeg asymmetry and Amygdala. His Amygdala research incorporates themes from Anxiety, Functional magnetic resonance imaging, Functional imaging, Neuroplasticity and Brain mapping.

His most cited work include:

  • Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation. (2035 citations)
  • Handbook of affective sciences. (1737 citations)
  • Placebo-induced changes in FMRI in the anticipation and experience of pain. (1520 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Richard J. Davidson spends much of his time researching Cognitive psychology, Neuroscience, Developmental psychology, Electroencephalography and Amygdala. His study in Cognitive psychology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Cognition, Affective neuroscience, Facial expression and Affect. His study in Prefrontal cortex, Brain mapping and Anterior cingulate cortex falls within the category of Neuroscience.

Richard J. Davidson has researched Electroencephalography in several fields, including Brain asymmetry, Frontal lobe, Electrophysiology and Audiology. His Amygdala research includes elements of Functional magnetic resonance imaging and Anxiety. His work deals with themes such as Psychopathology and Depression, which intersect with Anxiety.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Cognitive psychology (22.06%)
  • Neuroscience (22.06%)
  • Developmental psychology (20.16%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2014-2021)?

  • Mindfulness (8.89%)
  • Clinical psychology (10.63%)
  • Cognitive psychology (22.06%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of study are Mindfulness, Clinical psychology, Cognitive psychology, Developmental psychology and Anxiety. Richard J. Davidson studied Clinical psychology and Depression that intersect with Diffusion MRI and Traumatic brain injury. His work carried out in the field of Cognitive psychology brings together such families of science as Affect, Facial expression, Cognition and Lateral prefrontal cortex.

While the research belongs to areas of Developmental psychology, Richard J. Davidson spends his time largely on the problem of Amygdala, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Valence and Functional magnetic resonance imaging. The Anxiety study combines topics in areas such as Psychopathology and Distress. His Prefrontal cortex study necessitates a more in-depth grasp of Neuroscience.

Between 2014 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Behavioral Problems After Early Life Stress: Contributions of the Hippocampus and Amygdala (331 citations)
  • Mindfulness-based interventions for psychiatric disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis (292 citations)
  • Conceptual and methodological issues in research on mindfulness and meditation. (273 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Cognition
  • Internal medicine
  • Neuroscience

His scientific interests lie mostly in Mindfulness, Developmental psychology, Clinical psychology, Amygdala and Psychological intervention. His Developmental psychology study combines topics in areas such as Psychopathology and Anxiety. In his study, Fight-or-flight response is inextricably linked to Psychiatry, which falls within the broad field of Clinical psychology.

Richard J. Davidson interconnects Valence, Functional magnetic resonance imaging and Prefrontal cortex, Ventromedial prefrontal cortex in the investigation of issues within Amygdala. Prefrontal cortex is a subfield of Neuroscience that Richard J. Davidson tackles. His research investigates the connection between Contemplation and topics such as Reification that intersect with issues in Cognitive reappraisal, Cognition and Cognitive psychology.

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Top Publications

Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation.

Richard J. Davidson;Jon Kabat-Zinn;Jessica Schumacher;Melissa Rosenkranz.
Psychosomatic Medicine (2003)

4899 Citations

The nature of emotion: Fundamental questions.

Paul Ekman;Richard J. Davidson.

2782 Citations

Dysfunction in the Neural Circuitry of Emotion Regulation--A Possible Prelude to Violence

Richard J. Davidson;Katherine M. Putnam;Christine L. Larson.
Science (2000)

2726 Citations

Attention regulation and monitoring in meditation

Antoine Lutz;Heleen A. Slagter;John D. Dunne;Richard J. Davidson.
Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2008)

2686 Citations

The functional neuroanatomy of emotion and affective style.

Richard J. Davidson;William Irwin.
Trends in Cognitive Sciences (1999)

2349 Citations

Approach-Withdrawal and Cerebral Asymmetry: Emotional Expression and Brain Physiology I

Richard J. Davidson;Paul Ekman;Clifford D. Saron;Joseph A. Senulis.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1990)

2336 Citations

Placebo-induced changes in FMRI in the anticipation and experience of pain.

Tor D. Wager;James K. Rilling;Edward E. Smith;Alex Sokolik.
Science (2004)

2144 Citations

Emotion, plasticity, context, and regulation: perspectives from affective neuroscience.

Richard J. Davidson;Daren C. Jackson;Ned H. Kalin.
Psychological Bulletin (2000)

2117 Citations

Affective Style and Affective Disorders: Perspectives from Affective Neuroscience

Richard J. Davidson.
Cognition & Emotion (1998)

1944 Citations

Gaze fixation and the neural circuitry of face processing in autism

Kim M Dalton;Brendon M Nacewicz;Tom Johnstone;Hillary S Schaefer.
Nature Neuroscience (2005)

1844 Citations

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