Publications


Lapate, R. C., Samaha, J., Rokers, B., Hamzah, H., Postle, B. R., Davidson, R.  J. (in press). Inhibition of lateral prefrontal cortex produces emotionally biased first impressions: A TMS/EEG study. Psychological Science.

Lapate, R. C. (in press). Regulatory benefits of conscious awareness: insights from the emotion misattribution paradigm and a role for lateral prefrontal cortex. In: Fox, A.S., Lapate, R.C., Shackman, A.J. & Davidson, R.J. (Eds.), The Nature of Emotion: Fundamental Questions (2nd edition). New York: Oxford University Press.

Schaefer, S. M., van Reekum, C. M., Lapate, R. C., Heller, A. S., Grupe, D. W., & Davidson, R. J. (in press). The temporal dynamics of emotional responding: Implications for well-being and health from the MIDUS Neuroscience Project. In C.D. Ryff & R.F. Krueger (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lapate, R. C., Rokers, B., Tromp, D. P. M., Orfali, N. S., Oler, J. A., Doran, S., Adluru, N., Alexander, A. L., Davidson, R. J. (2016). Awareness of emotional stimuli determines the behavioral consequences of amygdala activation and amygdala-prefrontal connectivity. Scientific Reports, 6, 25826.

Lapate, R. C., Rokers, B., Li, T., Davidson, R. J. (2014). Nonconscious emotional activation colors first impressions: A regulatory role for conscious awareness. Psychological Science, 25, 349-357.

Heller, A. S., Lapate, R. C., Mayer, K., & Davidson, R. J. (2014). The face of negative affect: Trial-by-trial corrugator responses to negative pictures are positively associated with amygdala and negatively associated with ventromedial prefrontal cortex activity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2102–2110.

Lapate, R. C., van Reekum, C. M., Schaefer, S. M., Greischar, L. L., Norris, C. J., Bachhuber, D. R. W., Ryff, C. D., & Davidson, R. J. (2014). Prolonged marital stress is associated with short-lived responses to positive stimuli. Psychophysiology, 51(6), 499–509.

Heller, A. S., van Reekum, C. M., Schaefer, S. M., Lapate, R. C., Radler, B. T., Ryff, C. D., & Davidson, R. J. (2013). Sustained striatal activity predicts eudaimonic well-being and cortisol output. Psychological Science, 24(11) 2191–2200.

Schaefer, S. M., Boylan J. M., van Reekum C. M., Lapate R. C., Norris C. J., Ryff C. D., & Davidson R. J. (2013). Purpose in life predicts better emotional recovery from negative stimuli. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e80329.

Lapate, R. C., Lee, H., Salomons, T. V., van Reekum, C. M., Greischar, L. L., & Davidson, R. J. (2012). Amygdalar function reflects common individual differences in emotion and pain regulation success. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(1), 148-158.

Javaras, K. N., Schaefer, S. M., van Reekum, C. M., Lapate, R. C., Greischar, L. L., Bachhuber, D. R., Dienberg Love, G., Ryff, C. D., & Davidson, R. J. (2012). Conscientiousness predicts greater recovery from negative emotion. Emotion, 12(5), 875-881.

van Reekum, C. M., Schaefer, S., Lapate, R. C., Norris, C., Greischar, L. L., & Davidson, R. J. (2011). Aging is associated with positive responding to neutral information but reduced recovery from negative information. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6(2), 177-85.

Under Review

Weng, H.Y., Lapate, R.C., Stodola, D.E., Rogers, G.M., & Davidson, R.J. (under review). Compassion increases visual attention to suffering. 

van Reekum, C., Schaefer, S. M., Lapate, R. C., Norris, C., Tun, P., Lachman, M., Ryff, C., Davidson,R. J. (under review). Lateral-medial shift in prefrontal cortex engagement underlies intact emotional functioning in aging.

Grupe, D. W., Schaefer, S. M., Schuyler, B. S., Schoen, A. J., Gresham, L. K., Lapate, R. C., Davidson. R. J. (under review). Temporal dynamics of amygdala responses reveal differential contributions of emotional valence and arousal.