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 Zeidan, F., & Vago, D. Mindfulness meditation-based pain relief: A mechanistic account. (In Press). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

 Zeidan, F. (In Press). No, Mindfulness meditation-based analgesia is not mediated by endogenous opioids. The American Journal of Medicine.

 Zeidan, F., Adler-Neal, A., Wells, R.W., Stagnaro, E., May, L., Eisenach, J.C., McHaffie, J.G., & Coghill, R.C. (In Press). Mindfulness meditation based pain relief is not mediated by endogenous opioids. Journal of Neuroscience.   




 Zeidan, F., Emerson, N., Farris, S., Ray, J., Jung, Y., Kraft, R.A., McHaffie, J.M., & Coghill, R.C. (2015). Neural mechanisms supporting mindfulness-based pain relief as compared to placebo analgesia and sham mindfulness meditation, Journal of Neuroscience, 35(46), 15307-15325.

Zeidan, F., Lobanov, O.V., Kraft, R.A., & Coghill, R.C. (2015). Brain mechanisms supporting violated expectations to pain. PAIN, 156(9), 1772-12785.

Grant, J.A. & Zeidan, F. (in press). Mindfulness meditation modulates the conscious experience of pain: A neuroscientific account.

Zeidan, F., & Grant, J.A. (in press). The neurobiology of meditation-related pain relief as compared to hypnosis-induced analgesia. Hypnosis and Meditation: Bridging Domains of Contemplative Science.


Zeidan, F. (2014). The Neurobiology of Mindfulness. The Handbook of Mindfulness. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Lobanov, O., Zeidan, F., Kraft, R.A., McHaffie, J.M., & Coghill, R.C. (2014). From cue to meaning: Brain mechanisms supporting the construction of expectations. PAIN, 155(1): 129-136.

Emerson, N., Zeidan, F., Lobanov, O., Hadsel, M., Martucci, K., Quevedo, A., Starr, C., et al. (2014). Pain sensitivity is inversely related to grey matter in the brain. PAIN, 155(3): 566-73. 


Garland, E.L., Froeliger, B., Zeidan, F., Suveg, K., & Howard, M.O. (2013). The downward spiral of chronic pain, prescription opioid misuse, and addiction: Cognitive, affective, and neuropsychopharmacologic pathways. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Epub ahead of print. 

Zeidan, F., Martucci, K.T., Kraft, R.A., McHaffie, J.G., and Coghill, R.C. (2013). Neural correlates of mindfulness meditation-related anxiety relief. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.


Zeidan, F. & Coghill, R.C. (2012). Functional connections between self-referential thought and chronic pain: A dysfunctional relationship. PAIN, 154(1): 3-4.

Zeidan, F., Grant, J.A., Brown, C.A., McHaffie, J.G., and Coghill, R.C. (2012). Mindfulness meditation-related pain relief: Evidence for unique brain mechanisms in the regulation of pain. Neuroscience Letters 520(2),165-173. 


Zeidan, F., Martucci, K.T., Kraft, R.A., Gordon, N.S., McHaffie, J.G., and Coghill, R.C. (2011). Brain mechanisms supporting the modulation of pain by mindfulness meditation. The Journal of Neuroscience 31(14),5540-5548.


Zeidan, F., Johnson, S.K., Diamond, B.J., David, Z., & Goolkasian, P. (2010).  Mindfulness meditation improves cognition: Evidence for brief mental training. Consciousness and Cognition, 19(2), 597-605.

Zeidan, F., Johnson, S.K., Gordon, N.S., & Goolkasian, P. (2010).  The effects of brief and sham mindfulness meditation on mood and cardiovascular variables. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 16(8), 867-873.

Zeidan, F., Gordon, N.S., Merchant, J., & Goolkasian, P. (2010).  The effects of brief meditation training on experimentally induced pain perception.  Journal of Pain, 11(3), 199-209.


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