Richard D Lane
- Professor, Psychiatry
- Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
- Professor, Psychology
- Ph.D. Psychology
- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
- University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Yale University
- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (2000 - Ongoing)
- University Medical Center: Department of Psychiatry (1999 - 2000)
- Institute of Neurology: Wellcome Department of Cognitive Neurology (1996 - 1997)
- University of Arizona: College of Medicine (1995 - 2000)
- The University of Arizona: College of Medicine (1990 - 1995)
- University Medical Center (1990 - 1994)
- North Chicago VA Medical Center (1989 - 1990)
- UHS/The Chicago Medical School (1986 - 1990)
- North Chicago VA Medical Center (1986 - 1989)
- Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (1986)
- West Haven VA Medical Center (1985 - 1986)
- Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (1983 - 1986)
- Best Doctors in America
- General Psychiatry- Pacific Divison, Spring 2015
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- Lane, R. D. (2017). Forward. In Finished Business.
- Lane, R. D., & O'Connor, M. F. (2016). Neurobiology of Emotion, Cognition and Motivation. In Behavioral and Social Science in Medicine: Principles and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care. Springer.
- Lane, R. D., Critchley, H. D., & Taggart, P. (2016). Asymmetric autonomic innervation. In Handbook of Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine. New York: Springer.
- McLaughlin, K. A., Lane, R. D., & Bush, N. R. (2017). Introduction to the Special Issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Mechanisms Linking Early-Life Adversity to Physical Health. Psychosomatic medicine, 78(9), 976-978.
- Bush, N. R., Lane, R. D., & McLaughlin, K. A. (2016). Mechanisms Underlying the Association Between Early-Life Adversity and Physical Health: Charting a Course for the Future. Psychosomatic medicine, 78(9), 1114-1119.More infoEarly-life adversities (ELA) are associated with subsequent pervasive alterations across a wide range of neurobiological systems and psychosocial factors that contribute to accelerated onset of health problems and diseases. In this article, we provide an integrated perspective on recent developments in research on ELA, based on the articles published in this Special Issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. We focus on the following: 1) the distinction between specific versus general aspects of ELA with regard to the nature of exposure (e.g., physical and sexual abuse, emotional abuse or neglect, relative socioeconomic deprivation), biological and behavioral correlates of ELA, and differences across diseases; 2) the importance of timing in the critical phases of exposure to ELA; and 3) adaptive versus dysfunctional responses to ELA and their consequences for biological and behavioral risk factors for adverse health outcomes. This article concludes with outlining important new targets for research in this area, including the neurobiology of affect as a mechanism linking ELA to adverse health outcomes, and the need for large-scale longitudinal investigations of multisystem processes relevant to ELA in diverse samples, starting prenatally, continuing to late adolescence, and with long-term follow-up assessments that enable evaluation of incident disease outcomes.
- Lane, R. D., & Chhatwal, J. (2016). Levels of Emotional Awareness: A cognitive-developmental model and its application to the practice of psychotherapy. Psychodynamic Psychiatry.
- Lane, R. D., Reis, H. T., & O'Keefe, S. D. (2016). Fun is more fun when others are involved. Journal of Positive Pyschology.
- Lane, R. D., Shiykumar, K., Ajijola, O., Anand, I., Armour, J. A., Chen, P. S., Esler, M., De Ferrari, G., Fishbein, M. C., Goldberger, J., Harper, R., Joyner, M., Khalsa, S., Kumar, R., Mahajan, A., Po, S., Schwartz, P. J., Somers, V., Valderrabano, M., , Vaseghi, M., et al. (2016). Clinical Neurocardiology – Defining the value of neuroscience-based cardiovascular therapeutics. Journal of Physiology.
- Lane, R. D., Smith, R., Allen, J. J., Thayer, J. F., & Fort, C. (2016). . Regional frontal lobe response magnitudes during affective shifting covary with resting heart rate variability in healthy volunteers but not depressed subjects. Journal of Psychophysiology.
- Lane, R. D., Verkuil, B., Brosschot, J. F., Tollenaar, M. S., & Thayer, J. F. (2016). Prolonged non-metabolic heart rate variability reduction as a physiological marker of psychological stress in daily life. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
- Reis, H. T., O’Keefe, S. D., & Lane, R. D. (2016). Fun is more fun when others are involved. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 0(0), 1-11.
- Smith, R., & Lane, R. D. (2016). Unconscious emotion: A cognitive neuroscientific perspective. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 69, 216-38.More infoWhile psychiatry and clinical psychology have long discussed the topic of unconscious emotion, and its potentially explanatory role in psychopathology, this topic has only recently begun to receive attention within cognitive neuroscience. In contrast, neuroscientific research on conscious vs. unconscious processes within perception, memory, decision-making, and cognitive control has seen considerable advances in the last two decades. In this article, we extrapolate from this work, as well as from recent neural models of emotion processing, to outline multiple plausible neuro-cognitive mechanisms that may be able to explain why various aspects of one's own emotional reactions can remain unconscious in specific circumstances. While some of these mechanisms involve top-down or motivated factors, others instead arise due to bottom-up processing deficits. Finally, we discuss potential implications that these different mechanisms may have for therapeutic intervention, as well as how they might be tested in future research.
- Smith, R., Alkozei, A., Lane, R. D., & Killgore, W. D. (2015). Unwanted reminders: The effects of memory suppression on subsequent cognition processing. Consciousness and Cognition.
- Smith, R., Baxter, L. C., Thayer, J. F., & Lane, R. D. (2016). Disentangling introspective and exteroceptive attentional control from emotional appraisal in depression using fMRI: A preliminary study. Psychiatry research.More infoThe neurocognitive abnormalities in affective experience associated with depression remain incompletely understood. We examined BOLD activity in 10 healthy and 10 depressed subjects while they viewed emotional picture sets and categorized their experience in the moment as pleasant, unpleasant or neutral (introspective attention), as well as when they viewed matched pictures and judged whether they depicted indoor or outdoor scenes (exteroceptive attention). Contrasts permitted investigation of differences in neural activity between groups associated with (1) attentional control, and (2) appraisal of valence. Introspective attentional control (compared to exteroceptive attentional control) activated a common pregenual anterior cingulate (pACC) region in depressed and control subjects. Contrasts between appraised valences of attended emotional responses revealed a consistent pattern of increased BOLD activity to unpleasant emotional responses and decreased BOLD activity to pleasant emotional responses in depressed subjects relative to controls in ventromedial prefrontal cortex and insula. These findings support the conclusion that mechanisms for conscious attention to emotional experiences are intact in depressed subjects and that the affective disturbance in MDD is related to altered reactivity to pleasant vs. unpleasant stimuli.
- Breitborde, N. J., Dawley, D., Bell, E. K., Vanuk, J. R., Allen, J. J., & Lane, R. D. (2015). A personalized paced-breathing intervention to increase heart rate variability among individuals with first-episode psychosis following stress exposure. Schizophrenia research, 169(1-3), 496-7.
- Lane, R. D., Fink, W., Chen, K., Roveda, J., Allen, J., & Vanuk, J. (2015). Wearable sensor based stress management using integrated respiratory and ECG waveforms. In Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN), 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference, 1-6.
- Lane, R. D., Hsu, C., Locke, D. E., Ritenbaugh, C., & Stonnington, C. M. (2015). Role of theory of mind in emotional awareness and alexithymia: Implications for conceptualization and measurement. Consciousness and cognition, 33, 398-405.More infoThe goal of this study was to determine whether alexithymia, which is characterized by difficulty in recognizing and describing emotions, is associated with impairments in the ability to mentally represent emotional states. We studied 89 outpatients including 29 conversion disorder patients, 30 functional somatic syndrome [e.g. fibromyalgia] patients and 30 medical controls. Groups did not differ on affective or cognitive Theory of Mind (ToM) measures, the Levels of Emotional Awareness Scale (LEAS) or the Twenty-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) after adjusting for Positive and Negative Affect Scale (PANAS) variables. Across all patients, LEAS but not TAS-20 correlated positively with affective and cognitive ToM measures after adjusting for PANAS scores. Impairments in ToM functioning influence LEAS performance but not TAS-20 scores. These findings support the distinction between a milder "anomia" form of alexithymia associated with impaired emotion naming and a more severe "agnosia" form associated with impaired mental representation of emotion.
- Lane, R. D., Lane, R. D., Nadel, L., Greenberg, L., & Ryan, L. (2015). The Integrated Memory Model: A new framework for understanding the mechanisms of change in psychotherapy. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 46-64.
- Lane, R. D., Ryan, L., Nadel, L., & Greenberg, L. (2015). Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal, and the process of change in psychotherapy: New insights from brain science. The Behavioral and brain sciences, 38, e1.More infoSince Freud, clinicians have understood that disturbing memories contribute to psychopathology and that new emotional experiences contribute to therapeutic change. Yet, controversy remains about what is truly essential to bring about psychotherapeutic change. Mounting evidence from empirical studies suggests that emotional arousal is a key ingredient in therapeutic change in many modalities. In addition, memory seems to play an important role but there is a lack of consensus on the role of understanding what happened in the past in bringing about therapeutic change. The core idea of this paper is that therapeutic change in a variety of modalities, including behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy, results from the updating of prior emotional memories through a process of reconsolidation that incorporates new emotional experiences. We present an integrated memory model with three interactive components - autobiographical (event) memories, semantic structures, and emotional responses - supported by emerging evidence from cognitive neuroscience on implicit and explicit emotion, implicit and explicit memory, emotion-memory interactions, memory reconsolidation, and the relationship between autobiographical and semantic memory. We propose that the essential ingredients of therapeutic change include: (1) reactivating old memories; (2) engaging in new emotional experiences that are incorporated into these reactivated memories via the process of reconsolidation; and (3) reinforcing the integrated memory structure by practicing a new way of behaving and experiencing the world in a variety of contexts. The implications of this new, neurobiologically grounded synthesis for research, clinical practice, and teaching are discussed.
- Lane, R. D., Weihs, K. L., Herring, A., Hishaw, A., & Smith, R. (2015). Affective agnosia: Expansion of the alexithymia construct and a new opportunity to integrate and extend Freud's legacy. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 55, 594-611.More infoWe describe a new type of agnosia consisting of an impairment in the ability to mentally represent or know what one is feeling. Freud the neurologist coined the term "agnosia" in 1891 before creating psychoanalysis in 1895 but the term has not been previously applied to the domain of affective processing. We propose that the concept of "affective agnosia" advances the theory, measurement and treatment of what is now called "alexithymia," meaning "lack of words for emotion." We trace the origin of the alexithymia construct and discuss the strengths and limitations of extant research. We review evidence that the ability to represent and put emotions into words is a developmental achievement that strongly influences one's ability to experience, recognize, understand and use one's own emotional responses. We describe the neural substrates of emotional awareness and affective agnosia and compare and contrast these with related conditions. We then describe how this expansion of the conceptualization and measurement of affective processing deficits has important implications for basic emotion research and clinical practice.
- McLaughlin, K. A., Lane, R. D., & Bush, N. R. (2015). Introduction to the Special Issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Mechanisms Linking Early-Life Adversity to Physical Health. Psychosomatic medicine, 78(9), 976-978.
- Schafer, S. M., Wager, T. D., Mercado, R. A., Thayer, J. F., Allen, J. J., & Lane, R. D. (2015). Partial Amelioration of Medial Visceromotor Network Dysfunction in Major Depression by Sertraline. Psychosomatic medicine, 77(7), 752-61.More infoMajor depression is associated with reduced cardiac vagal control, most commonly indexed by heart rate variability. To examine the dynamics of this abnormality, we examined within-participant covariation over time between brain activity, cardiac vagal control, and depressive symptoms in depressed patients treated with sertraline and in healthy volunteers.
- Smith, R., & Lane, R. D. (2015). The neural basis of one's own conscious and unconscious emotional states. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews, 57, 1-29.More infoThe study of emotional states has recently received considerable attention within the cognitive and neural sciences. However, limited work has been done to synthesize this growing body of literature within a coherent hierarchical, neuro-cognitive framework. In this article, we review evidence pertaining to three interacting hierarchical neural systems associated with the generation, perception and regulation of one's own emotional state. In the framework we propose, emotion generation proceeds through a series of appraisal mechanisms - some of which appear to require more cognitively sophisticated computational processing (and hence more time) than others - that ultimately trigger iterative adjustments to one's bodily state (as well as to the modes of processing in other cognitive systems). Perceiving one's own emotions then involves a multi-stage interoceptive/somatosensory process by which these body state patterns are detected and assigned conceptual emotional meaning. Finally, emotion regulation can be understood as a hierarchical control system that, at various levels, modulates autonomic reactions, appraisal mechanisms, attention, the contents of working memory, and goal-directed action selection. We highlight implications this integrative model may have for competing theories of emotion and emotional consciousness and for guiding future research.
- Smith, R., Allen, J. J., Thayer, J. F., & Lane, R. D. (2015). Altered functional connectivity between medial prefrontal cortex and the inferior brainstem in major depression during appraisal of subjective emotional responses: A preliminary study. Biological psychology, 108, 13-24.More infoWe tested the hypothesis that reduced rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC)-subcortical functional connectivity in depressed subjects might account for depression-related autonomic dysregulation.
- Ihme, K., Sacher, J., Lichev, V., Rosenberg, N., Kugel, H., Rufer, M., Grabe, H., Pampel, A., Lepsien, J., Kersting, A., Villringer, A., Lane, R. D., & Suslow, T. (2014). Alexithymic features and the labeling of brief emotional facial expressions - An fMRI study. Neuropsychologia, 64C, 289-299.More infoThe ability to recognize subtle facial expressions can be valuable in social interaction to infer emotions and intentions of others. Research has shown that the personality trait of alexithymia is linked to difficulties labeling facial expressions especially when these are presented with temporal constraints. The present study investigates the neural mechanisms underlying this deficit. 50 young healthy volunteers had to label briefly presented (≤100ms) emotional (happy, angry, fearful) facial expressions masked by a neutral expression while undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). A multi-method approach (20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale and Toronto Structured Interview for Alexithymia) was administered to assess alexithymic tendencies. Behavioral results point to a global deficit of alexithymic individuals in labeling brief facial expressions. Alexithymia was related to decreased response of the ventral striatum to negative facial expressions. Moreover, alexithymia was associated with lowered activation in frontal, temporal and occipital cortices. Our data suggest that alexithymic individuals have difficulties in creating appropriate representations of the emotional state of other persons under temporal constraints. These deficiencies could lead to problems in labeling other people׳s facial emotions.
- Smith, R., Allen, J. J., Thayer, J. F., Fort, C., & Lane, R. D. (2014). Increased association over time between regional frontal lobe BOLD change magnitude and cardiac vagal control with sertraline treatment for major depression. Psychiatry research, 224(3), 225-33.More infoRegions of the medial visceromotor network (MVN) participate in concurrently regulating shifts in both affective state and cardiac vagal control in the attentional background, and this regulatory ability may be impaired in depression. We examined whether the relationship between changes in BOLD within MVN regions and changes in cardiac vagal control (VC) during affective state shifting changed with depression treatment. Ten depressed and ten control subjects performed an emotional counting Stroop task designed to trigger affective change in the attentional background while undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging and concurrent electrocardiography (ECG) on four occasions: week 0 (pre-treatment) and weeks 2, 6 and 12 of treatment on sertraline. We measured the absolute value of change between adjacent emotional and neutral conditions in both VC and the BOLD signal in specific regions of the MVN. Over time consistent increases were observed in BOLD-VC magnitude correlations in depressed subjects in subgenual ACC and left DLPFC, which strongly correlated with depressive symptom improvement. Symptom improvement over time was also associated with decreases in the magnitude of both BOLD shifts and VC shifts within-subjects. This suggests that as depressive symptoms improve on sertraline, subgenual ACC and DLPFC may more efficiently regulate visceral states during affective state shifting.
- Smith, R., Fass, H., & Lane, R. D. (2014). Role of medial prefrontal cortex in representing one's own subjective emotional responses: a preliminary study. Consciousness and cognition, 29, 117-30.More infoThe medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) has been implicated in attending to one's own emotional states, but the role of emotional valence in this context is not understood. We examined valence-specific BOLD activity in a previously validated functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) paradigm. Ten healthy subjects viewed emotional pictures and categorized their experience as pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. All three categories activated a common region within mPFC. Subtraction of neutral from pleasant or unpleasant conditions instead revealed ventromedial PFC (vmPFC), suggesting that this region represents emotional valence. During exteroceptive attention, greater mPFC responses were observed in response to emotional relative to neutral stimuli, consistent with studies implicating mPFC in the top-down modulation of emotion-biased attention. These findings may help to integrate the two proposed roles of mPFC in emotional representation and top-down modulation of subcortical structures.
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 3/17). Chair, Roundtable Discussion. In 75th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 11/17). Spirit of the Senses. Rules for Successful Relationships.
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 3/17). Cracking the code: Everyday emotion alters ventricular repolarization duration in coronary artery disease. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 3/17). Deficits in the mental representation of emotional states in functional somatic syndromes and their implications for assessment. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 3/17). Early Life Adversity Predicts Coronary Heart Disease: Evidence, Mechanisms and Implications. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 5/17). Memory Reconsolidation, Emotional Arousal and the Process of Change in Psychotherapy. In symposium titled “Are we there yet? Seeking theoretical convergence”. Annual meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI).
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 5/17). Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Chronic Pain by Enhancing Emotional Awareness. Annual meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI).
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 5/17). Role of Implicit emotion in pain modulation. In invited symposium sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse titled “What is Pain to the Brain?. Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 5/17). What is essential to bringing about therapeutic change? How can research hypotheses be tested in live psychotherapy sessions?. Annual meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI).
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 9/17). Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change in psychotherapy. New insights from brain science.
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 9/17). Synthesis and Future Directions. Neuroscience of Enduring Change: Implications for Psychotherapy.
- Lane, R. D. (2016, June). Emotional Arousal and Memory Reconsolidation: A Common Change Process? An Investigation using Videotaped Examples. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Dublin, Ireland.More infoWorkshop panel member: Emotional Arousal and Memory Reconsolidation: A Common Change Process? An Investigation using Videotaped Examples. (Chair: Rhonda Goldman, Ph.D.) Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Dublin, Ireland, June 16-18, 2016.
- Lane, R. D. (2016, June). Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Dublin, Ireland.More infoModel overview and clinical applications. In symposium titled “Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change.” (Chair: Rhonda Goldman, Ph.D.) Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Dublin, Ireland, June 16-18, 2016.
- Lane, R. D. (2016, June). “Emotional Awareness: Implications for psychotherapeutic intervention and prevention”. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Dublin, Ireland.More infoOverview of levels of emotional awareness and its application to psychotherapy. In symposium titled “Emotional Awareness: Implications for psychotherapeutic intervention and prevention” (Chair: Richard D. Lane, M.D., Ph.D.). Annual Meeting of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. Dublin, Ireland, June 16-18, 2016.
- Lane, R. D. (2016, March). Chair, plenary lecture by Kevin Tracey, M.D. Mapping reflexes in immunity: The coming of bioelectronic medicine.. Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society. Denver, CO.More infoChair, plenary lecture by Kevin Tracey, M.D. Mapping reflexes in immunity: The coming of bioelectronic medicine. Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO, March 11, 2016.
- Lane, R. D. (2016, March). Roundtable Discussion. Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society. Denver, CO.More infoChair, Roundtable Discussion with Paul D. MacLean Award Winner (Emeran Mayer, M.D.). Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO, March 12, 2016.
- Lane, R. D. (2016, October). An integrated model of emotion, brain, and risk for chronic pain. “Neuroscience of pain: Early adversity, mechanisms and treatment.” Mid-Year Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society. New York, NY.
- Lane, R. D., Kromenacker, B., Sanova, A., & Allen, J. (2016, November). Low frequency heart rate variability due to slow yoga breathing is vagally mediated. Interoception Summit. Tulsa, OK.More infoLane R, Kromenacker B, Sanova A, Allen JJB. Low frequency heart rate variability due to slow yoga breathing is vagally mediated. Invited speaker at the Interoception Summit, Tulsa, OK, November 15-16, 2016.
- Lane, R. D., Reis, H., Hsu, P., & Zabera, W. (2016, March). Activated positive affect associated with exaggerated shortening of ventricular repolarization duration in patients with congenital Long QT Syndrome. Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society. Denver, CO.More infoActivated positive affect associated with exaggerated shortening of ventricular repolarization duration in patients with congenital Long QT Syndrome. Oral presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, CO, March 10, 2016.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, April). Idea to asset seminar. University of Arizona College of Science. Tucson, AZ: Tech Launch Arizona.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, April). Preconference Workshop on Emotional and Health Consequences of Early Life Adversity. Society for Affective Science. Oakland, CA.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, February). Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change in psychotherapy: new insights from brain science. 23rd Annual Psychiatry Review Course. Tucson, AZ.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, January). Healing unexplainable pain: Advances in neuroscience and treatment of psychosomatic distress. Columbia University: New York State Psychiatric Institute. New York.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, January). Levels of emotional awareness: Psychometric, neuroanatomical and clinical correlates. Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. New Haven, CT.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, January). Symptom Formation and Mechanisms of Change in Somatoform Disorders: Research Findings and Implications for Treatment. Fifth Annual Meeting of the Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Research Society. New York.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, January). Toward optimal self-regulation of healt. University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Board of Directors. Phoenix, AZ.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, July). Emotional awareness, bodily physiology and the brain: The science behind greatness. Lapin International Leadership Team Meeting. Tucson, AZ.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, June). Memory reconsolidation, emotional arousal and the process of change in psychotherapy: new insights from brain science. American Psychoanalytic Association.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, March). Learning from stress: why is it bad for the brain? Structure, function and performance.. Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society. Savannah, Georgia.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, March). Young Investigator Colloquium. Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, October). Recent advances in understanding the link between heart rate variability and emotion: from the subliminal to real life. Emotions 2015: 6th International Conference on emotions. Tilburg University: Tilburg, Netherlands.
- Lane, R. D. (2014, March). Plenary Lecture and Roundtable Discussion with Paul D. MacLean Award Winner. Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
- Lane, R. D. (2017, 3/17). Low frequency heart rate variability due to slow yoga breathing is vagally mediated. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
- Panksepp, J., Lane, R. D., Solms, M., & Smith, R. (2016. Reconciling cognitive and affective neuroscience perspectives on the brain basis of emotional experience.More infoThe "affective" and "cognitive" neuroscience approaches to understanding emotion (AN and CN, respectively) represent potentially synergistic, but as yet unreconciled, theoretical perspectives, which may in part stem from the methods that these distinct perspectives routinely employ-one focusing on animal brain emotional systems (AN) and one on diverse human experimental approaches (CN). Here we present an exchange in which each approach (1) describes its own theoretical perspective, (2) offers a critique of the other perspective, and then (3) responds to each other's critique. We end with a summary of points of agreement and disagreement, and describe possible future experiments that could help resolve the remaining controversies. Future work should (i) further characterize the structure/function of subcortical circuitry with respect to its role in generating emotion, and (ii) further investigate whether sub-neocortical activations alone are sufficient (as opposed to merely necessary) for affective experiences, or whether subsequent cortical representation of an emotional response is also required.
- Lane, R. D. (2016. Reconsolidation of emotional memories – A new theory of enduring change that can potentially promote integration across major psychotherapy modalities. The Integrative Therapist.More infoReconsolidation of emotional memories – A new theory of enduring change that can potentially promote integration across major psychotherapy modalities. The Integrative Therapist (Newsletter of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration) Vol 2 Issue 4 October 2016, pages 8-9.
- Lane, R. D. (2015. Reconsolidation of emotional memories – A new theory of enduring change that can potentially promote integration across major psychotherapy modalities. The Integrative Therapist.More infoReconsolidation of emotional memories – A new theory of enduring change that can potentially promote integration across major psychotherapy modalities. The Integrative Therapist (Newsletter of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration) Vol 2 Issue 4 October 2016, pages 8-9.
- Lane, R. D. (2015, August). What’s it like to have never felt an emotion? By David Robson. BBC Science Website. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150818-what-is-it-like-to-have-never-felt-an-emotion