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Richard J. Davidson

Contributor

Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., is a leading expert on the study of emotions and how they affect well-being. He is the founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. <br> <br> As a pioneer in affective neuroscience, Davidson has applied the rigors of science to study positive qualities of the mind, and his work has been featured in the <em>New York Times</em>, The TODAY Show, The Charlie Rose Show and NBC News, among others. In 2006, Davidson was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.”