Brain Changer: Live Web Chat

UW–Madison professor and author Richard Davidson joined Madison Magazine in a special live web chat to discuss his new book, “The Emotional Life of Your Brain"

Live Web Chat with Richard Davidson

UW–Madison professor and author Richard Davidson joined Madison Magazine in a special "live chat" to discuss his new book, The Emotional Life of Your Brain, March 26, 12–1 p.m. Read the discussion below.

Click here to read Madison Magazine’s review of Davidson’s book, which he co-authored with Sharon Begley.

Davidson's official UW bio: William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Brain Imaging Lab and the Lab for Affective Neuroscience, Founder and Chair and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ph.D. from Harvard in Psychology, at UW-Madison since 1984.  He has published more than 275 articles, many chapters and reviews and edited 13 books. Received a NIMH Research Scientist Award, a MERIT Award from NIMH, and the William James Fellow Award from the American Psychological Society.  He is Past-President of the Society for Research in Psychopathology and of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. He was the year 2000 recipient of the most distinguished award for science given by the American Psychological Association - the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006. In 2011, he was given the Paul D. MacLean Award for Outstanding Neuroscience Research in Psychosomatic Medicine. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences from 2011-2017 and as Chair of the Psychology section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 2011-2013. Author of the "The Emotional Life of Your Brain" (with Sharon Begley) published by Penguin in 2012.

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