Publications

2019:

  1. Schoenberg, P., Vago, D.R. (2019). Mapping Meditative States and Stages with Electrophysiology: Concepts, Classifications, and Methods. Curr Opin Psychol, 28, 211-217. Doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.01.007. [Link
  2. Loucks, E. B., Nardi, W., R., Gutman, R., Kronish, I. M.,      Saadeh, F. B., Wentz, A. E., Webb, J., Vago, D.R., Harrison, A., Britton, W. B. In Press. PLOS ONE.      Mindfulness-based blood pressure reduction (MB-BP): Stage 1 Single-Arm      Clinical Trial.

2018:

  1.  Yaden, D. B., Meleis, M., Newberg, A. B., Vago, D. R., McDaniel, J. (2018). Cross-Cultural Contributions to Psychology and Neuroscience: Self, Mind, and Mindfulness in Buddhism. Pacific World 3(19), 53-68. DOI:10.1037/gpr0000102 [Link
  2. Vieten, C., Wahbeh, H, Cahn, R. B., MacLean, K., Estrada, M., Millis, P., Shapiro, S., Radin, D., Josipovic, J., Presti, D. E., Sapiro, M., Chozen Bays, J., Russell, P., Vago, D. R., Travis, F., Walsh, R., Delorme, A. (2018). Future directions in meditation research: Recommendations for expanding the field of contemplative science. PLOS ONE. 13(11):e0205740. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205740 [Link]
  3. Vago, D. R., Gupta, R. S., & Lazar, S. W. (2018). Measuring cognitive outcomes in mindfulness-based intervention research: a reflection on confounding factors and methodological limitations. Curr Opin Psychol, 28, 143-150. Doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2018.12.015 [Link]
  4. Wolever, R.Q., Schwartz, E.R., Schoenberg, P.L.A. (2018). Mindfulness in corporate America: Is the Trojan horse ethical? The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 24(5), 403-406. [Link]
  5. Schoenberg, P.L.A., Ruf, A., Churchill, J., Brown, D.P., Brewer, J.A. (2018). Mapping complex mind states: EEG neural substrates of meditative unified awareness. Consciousness and Cognition, 57, 41-53. [Link]
  6.  Yaden, D. B., Haidt, J., Hood Jr, R. W., Vago, D. R., & Newberg, A. B. (2017). The Varieties of Self-Transcendent Experience. Review of General Psychology. DOI:10.1037/gpr0000102 [Link
  7. Cheek, J., Abrams, E. M., Lipschitz, D. L., Vago, D. R., Nakamura, Y. (2017). Creating novel school-based education programs to cultivate mindfulness in youth: What the letters told us. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI:10.1007/s10826-017-0761-1 [Link]
  8. Van Dam, N. T., van Vugt, M. K., Vago, D. R., Schmalzl, L., Saron, C. D., Olendzki, A., Meissner, T., Lazar, S. W., Kerr, C. E., Gorchov, J., Fox, K. C. R., Field, B. A., Britton, W. B., Brefczynski-Lewis, J. A.,, 143-150. Doi:10.1016/j.copsyc.2018.12.015al evaluation and prescriptive agenda for mindfulness and meditation research.  on Psychological Science. DOI:10.1177/1745691617709589 ??????
  9. Van Dam, N. T., van Vugt, M. K., Vago, D. R., Schmalzl, L., Saron, C. D., Olendzki, A., Meissner, T., Lazar, S. W., Kerr, C. E., Gorchov, J., Fox, K. C. R., Field, B. A., Britton, W. B., Brefczynski-Lewis, J. A., Meyer, D. E. (2017). Reiterated Concerns and Further Challenges for Mindfulness and Meditation Research: A Reply to Davidson and Dahl. Perspectives on Psychological Science, (1),66-69. PMID: 29016240. PMCID:PMC5817933. DOI:10.1177/1745691617727529. [Link]

2016:

  1. Hadash, Y., Plonsker, R., Vago, D. R., Berstein, A. Experiential selfless processing in mindfulness: Conceptual model and implicit measurement. Psychological Assessment. [Link]
  2. Perez, D. L.*, Vago, D. R.*, Pan, H., Root, J. Fuchs, B. H., Epstein, J., Clarkin, J., Lenzenweger, M. F., Kernberg, O., Levy, K., Silbersweig, D. A., Stern, E. (in press). Frontolimbic neural changes associated with clinical improvement following transference-focused psychotherapy in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. (* shared first authorship) [Link]
  3. Schoenberg P.L.A., Barendregt H.P. (2016) Mindful disintegration and the decomposition of self in healthy populations: conception and preliminary study. Psychological Studies 61(4), 307-320. [Link]
  4. Schoenberg P.L.A. (2016) Mindfulness-based intervention for ADHD: theory and action mechanisms. In Eisendrath S. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Innovative Applications, 203-213. Switzerland: Springer Publishers. [Link]

2015:

  1. Perez, D. L. Pan, H., Weisholtz, D., Root, J., Fischer, D., Butler, T., Vago, D. R., Isenberg, N., Epstein, J., Silbersweig, D. A., Stern, E. (2015) Altered threat and safety neural processing linked to persecutory delusions in schizophrenia: a two task functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging. [Link]
  2. Cheek, J., Lipschitz, D. L., Abrams, E. M., Vago, D. R., Nakamura, Y. (2015). Dynamic Reflexivity in Action: An Armchair Walkthrough of a Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method and Multiple Method Study of Mindfulness Training in School Children. Qualitative Health Research. [Link]
  3. Schoenberg P.L.A., Speckens A.E.M. (2015) Multi-dimensional modulations of α and γ cortical dynamics following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in Major Depressive Disorder. Cognitive Neurodynamics, 9 (1), 13-29. [Link]

2014:

  1. Kripalu Yoga Research Consortium (listed alphabetically: Gard, T.*, Vago, D. R.*, Noggle, J., Park, C., Wilson, A. (2014). Potential self-regulatory mechanisms of yoga for psychological health: Directions for future research. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. View in: PubMed
  2. Desbordes, Gaëlle, Gard, Tim, Hoge, Elizabeth A, Hölzel, Britta K, Kerr, Catherine, Lazar, Sara W, Olendzki, Andrew, Vago, David R. Moving Beyond Mindfulness: Defining Equanimity as an Outcome Measure in Meditation and Contemplative Research. Mindfulness. 2014; 1-17. [Link
  3. Vago DR. Mapping modalities of self-awareness in mindfulness practice: a potential mechanism for clarifying habits of mind. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Jan; 1307(1):28-42. View in: PubMed
  4. Schoenberg P.L.A. (2014) The error processing system in Major Depressive Disorder: cortical phenotypal marker hypothesis. Biological Psychology,99 (C), 100-114. [Link]
  5. Schoenberg P.L.A., Hepark S., Kan C.C., Barendregt H.P., Buitelaar J.K., Speckens A.E.M. (2014) Effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on neurophysiological correlates of performance monitoring in adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125 (7), 1407-1416. [Link]
  6. Schoenberg P.L.A., David A.S. (2014) Biofeedback for psychiatric disorders: a systematic review. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 39(2), 109-135. [Link
  7. Schoenberg P.L.A, Speckens A.E.M. (2014) Modulation of induced frontocentral theta (Fm-θ) event-related (de-) synchronisation dynamics following mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in Major Depressive Disorder. Cognitive Neurodynamics, 8 (5), 373-388. [Link]

2013:

  1. Davis JH, Vago DR. Can enlightenment be traced to specific neural correlates, cognition, or behavior? No, and (a qualified) Yes. Front Psychol. 2013; 4:870. View in: PubMed

2012:

  1. Orringer DA, Vago DR, Golby AJ. Clinical applications and future directions of functional MRI. Semin Neurol. 2012 Sep; 32(4):466-75. View in: PubMed
  2. Vago DR, Silbersweig DA. Self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence (S-ART): a framework for understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness. Front Hum Neurosci. 2012; 6:296. View in: PubMed
  3. Mind and Life Education Research Network (listed alphabetically: Davidson, RJ, Dunne, J, Eccles, JS, Engle, A, Greenberg, M, Jennings, P, Jha, A, Jinpa, T, Lantieri, L., Meyer, D., Roeser, RW, Vago, DR. Contemplative practices and mental training: Prospects for American Education. Child Development Perspectives. 2012; 6(2), 146-153. [Link]
  4. Perez, D. L., Root, J., Brown,  A., Vago, D. R., Epstein, J., Cloitre, M., Silbersweig, D., Stern, E. “Frontolimbic Gray-Matter Abnormalities in Childhood Sexual Trauma-Related PTSD.” Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2012;  24(2): 12-12. [Link]
  5. Schoenberg P.L.A, Sierra M., David A.S. (2012) Psychophysiological investigations in depersonalization disorder and effects of electrodermal biofeedback. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 13 (3), 311-329. [Link]
  6. Schoenberg P. (2012) De kracht van meditatie. In Grote Winkler Prins Encyclopedisch Jaarboek 2012: Het jaar in woord en beeld, 334-335.Antwerpen: Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum bv.[article on the neurobiology of meditation in the science section of Winkler Prins encyclopaedia yearbook].
  7. Lawrence E. J., Dumigan R., Schoenberg P., Sierra-Siegert M., Murphy D.G., David A.S. (2012) Conditional reasoning in Asperger’s Syndrome and Depersonalization Disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 200 (9) 796-800.

2011:

  1. Holzel, B. K., S. W. Lazar, T. Gard, Z. Schuman-Olivier, D. R. Vago and U. Ott . Perspectives on Psychological Science. “How Does Mindfulness Meditation Work? Proposing Mechanisms of Action From a Conceptual and Neural Perspective.”. 2011; 6(6):537-559. [Link]
  2. Min, BK, Yang, PS, Bohlke, M, Park, S, Vago, DR, Maher, TJ, Yoo, SS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMAGING SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY. Focused Ultrasound Modulates the Level of Cortical Neurotransmitters: Potential as a New Functional Brain Mapping Technique. 2011; 21(2):232-240. [Link]
  3. Vago, D. R. Nakamura, Y. Cognitive Therapy and Research. Selective Attentional Bias Towards Pain-Related Threat in Fibromyalgia: Preliminary Evidence for Effects of Mindfulness Meditation Training. 2011; 6(35):581-594. [Link]
  4. Vago DR, Epstein J, Catenaccio E, Stern E. Identification of neural targets for the treatment of psychiatric disorders: the role of functional neuroimaging. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2011 Apr; 22(2):279-305, x. View in: PubMed
  5. Schoenberg P.L.A., Hepark S., Lansbergen M.M., Barendregt H.P., Buitelaar J.K., Speckens A.E.M. (2011) Effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on the error-related negativity EEG/ERP in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, F33, 154.

2010:

  1. Vago DR, Nakamura Y. American Psychosomatic Society – 68th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING. Mindfulness Meditation Training for Fibromyalgia: A Preliminary Study Investigating Attention-related Bias on a Dot-Probe Task. 2010; 67. [Link]
  2. Laurens K.R., Hodgins S., Mould G.L., West S.A., Schoenberg P.L., Taylor E.A., Murray R.M. (2010) Error-related processing dysfunction in children aged 9-12 years presenting antecedents of schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 67 (3), 238-245. [Link]

2009: 

  1. Schoenberg P.L.A., Sierra-Siegert M., David A.S. (2009) Effects of biofeedback on skin conductance and heart rate in Depersonalization Disorder.Psychophysiology, 46, S115-S116.

2008:

  1. Vago DR, Nakamura Y. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference: Integrating Mindfulness-Based Interventions into Medicine, Health Care, and Society for Clinicians, Researchers, and Educators, Center for Mindfulness. Mindfulness Training for Fibromyalgia: Changes in General Symptoms, Perception of Pain, and Associated Brain Correlates. 2008.
  2. Vago DR, Kesner RP. Disruption of the direct perforant path input to the CA1 subregion of the dorsal hippocampus interferes with spatial working memory and novelty detection. Behav Brain Res. 2008 Jun 3; 189(2):273-83. View in: PubMed
  3. Laurens K.R., Schoenberg P.L., West S.A., Taylor E., Murray R.M., Hodgins S. (2008) Error-processing deficits in children aged 9-12 years who present psychotic-like experiences and other antecedents of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 102 (1-3), 112.

2007:

  1. Vago DR, Nakamura Y, Volinn E. Proceedings of the meeting, “Toward a Science of Consciousness”. Mindfulness Meditation Training for Fibromyalgia (Chronic Pain Condition). 2007.
  2. Vago DR, Bevan A, Kesner RP. The role of the direct perforant path input to the CA1 subregion of the dorsal hippocampus in memory retention and retrieval. Hippocampus. 2007; 17(10):977-87. View in: PubMed
  3. Vago DR, Kesner RP. Cholinergic modulation of Pavlovian fear conditioning in rats: differential effects of intrahippocampal infusion of mecamylamine and methyllycaconitine. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2007 Mar; 87(3):441-9. View in: PubMed

2006:

  1. Vago DR, Nakamura Y, Volinn E. The effects of mindfulness meditation training on cognitive and emotional biases associated with the perception of pain in fibromyalgia. 2006.
  2. Bramon E., Dempster E., Frangou S., McDonald C., Schoenberg P., MacCabe J.H., Walshe M., Sham P., Collier D., & Murray R.M. (2006) Is there an association between the COMT gene and P300 endophenotypes? European Psychiatry, 21 (1), 70-73.

2005:

  1. Vago DR, Kesner RP. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. An electrophysiological and behavioral characterization of the temporoammonic pathway: disruption produces deficits in retrieval and spatial mismatch. 2005; (647.5).

2004:

  1. Vago DR, Kesner RP. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. The role of the direct perforant path in retrieval and detection of spatial change. 2004.
  2. Bramon E., McDonald C., Schoenberg P., Sham P., Frangou S., & Murray R.M. (2004) Is the P300 wave an endophenotype for schizophrenia? American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B- Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 130B (1), 53 – 54. 

2003:

  1. Vago DR, Calder A, Kesner RP. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. Functional characterization of the direct perforant path into the hippocampus. 2003.

2002:

  1. Vago DR, Hone A, Barrett C, Wallenstein GV, Kesner RP. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. Intrahippocampal blockaded of α7, α3ß2, α2ß4, and α4ß4 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors disrupts early consolidation and acquisition of contextual fear.  2002.
  2. Wallenstein GV, Vago DR, Walberer AM. Time-dependent involvement of PKA/PKC in contextual memory consolidation. Behav Brain Res. 2002 Jul 18; 133(2):159-64. View in: PubMed

2001:

  1. Wallenstein GV, Vago DR. Intrahippocampal scopolamine impairs both acquisition and consolidation of contextual fear conditioning. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2001 May; 75(3):245-52. View in: PubMed

2000:

  1. Vago DR, Walberer AM, Kinikini K, Wallenstein GV. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. PKA/PKC inhibition produces a time-dependent retrograde deficit of contextual fear conditioning. 2000


BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Wallenstein, G.V., Vago, D.R., Walberer, A.M. (2001) Hippocampus. In Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences, Academic Press.
  2. Roeser, R.W., Vago, D.R., Pinela, C., Morris, L.S., Taylor, C., and      Harrison, J. (2013). "Contemplative Education: Cultivating Positive      Mental Skills and Social-Emotional Dispositions through Mindfulness      Training," in Handbook of Moral and Character Education. 2ND ed.
  3. Vago, D.R., Morris, L.S., Wallenstein, G.V., (2014) Hippocampus. In Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences, 2nd ed. Academic Press.
  4. Vago, D.R., Morris, L.S., Wallenstein, G.V., (2016) Hippocampus. In Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences, 2nd ed. Academic Press.
  5. McKernan, L.C., Coronado, R, & Vago, D.R. (in press). Clinical Hypnosis and Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Spinal Pain. In C. Liberson (ed), Rehabilitation of the Spine, 3rd edition. 


IN PREPARATION

  1. Vago,      D. R.,      Pan, H., Young, S., Silbersweig, D., Stern, E. Fronto-striatal-limbic and      Modality-specific Markers of Clarity in Novice and Advanced Meditators      During Open Monitoring and Concentrative Meditative States of Tranquility. In Preparation
  2. Vago, D. R.*, Root, J.*, Pan, H., Perez, D. L., Weisholtz,      D., Butler, T., Epstein, J., Silbersweig, D. A., Stern, E. Engaging Threat of 9/11 Imagery with Cognitive Control: Frontolimbic Neural Circuit Activity is Dependent on Direct Versus Indirect Exposure to Trauma of 9/11  Attacks on World Trade Center. In Preparation
  3. Vago, D.R., Lazar, S., Desbordes, G., Peters, S., Dumais, T., Moitra, E., Lipsky, J., Kimmel, H., Sager, L., Rahrig, H., Cheaito, A., Acero, P., Scharf, J., Schuman-Olivier, Z., Lindahl, J., Ferrer, R., Loucks, E., Britton, W. Cognitive Processes Engaged by Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Systematic Review and Evidence Map of Constructs and Measures. In Preparation
  4. Desbordes, G., Peters, S., Dumais, T., Moitra, E., Lipsky, J., Kimmel, H., Sager, L., Rahrig, H., Cheaito, A., Acero, P., Scharf, J., Lazar, S., Vago, D., Schuman-Olivier, Z., Lindahl, J., Ferrer, R., Loucks, E., Britton, W. Self-Related Processes Engaged by Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Systematic Review and Evidence Map of Constructs and Measures. In Preparation
  5. Kimmel, H., Moitra, E., Britton, W., Dumais, T., Ferrer, R., Lazar, S., Vago, D.R., Lipsky, J., Cheaito, A., Sager, L., Peters, S., Rahrig, H., Acero, P., Scharf, J., Loucks, E., Fulwiler, C., Hoge, E. Systematic Review of Emotion-Related Self-Regulation Processes Engaged by Mindfulness-Based Interventions. Under Review
  6. Gupta, R. S., Kujawa, A., Vago, D. R. The Neural Chronometry of Attentional Bias: Evidence for Early and Late Stages of Selective Attentional Processing. Under Review. International Journal of Psychophysiology.