Publications

  • Garrison K, Santoyo J, Davis J, Thornhill T, Kerr CE, Brewer J. Effortless awareness: using real-time neurofeedback to probe correlates of posterior cingulate cortex activity in meditators’ self-report. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2013 Aug;1:0.
  • Wells RE, Yeh GY, Kerr CE, Wolkin J, Davis RB, Tan Y, Spaeth R, Wall RB, Walsh J, Kaptchuk TJ, Press D, Phillips RS, Kong J. Meditation’s impact on default mode network and hippocampus in mild cognitive impairment: A pilot study. Neuroscience letters. 2013 Nov;556:15-19.
  • Daubenmier JJ, Mehling W, Sze J, Kerr CE, Kemeny M. Follow Your Breath: Respiratory Interoceptive Awareness in Experienced Meditators. Psychophysiology. 2013 Aug;50(8):777-89
  • Kerr CE, Sacchet MD, Lazar SW, Moore CI, Jones SR. Mindfulness starts with the body: Somatosensory attention and cortical alpha modulation in mindfulness meditation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2013 pdf
  • Jensen KB, Petrovic P, Kerr CE, Kirsch I, Raicek J, Cheetham A, Spaeth R, Cook A, Gollub RL, Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ. Sharing pain and relief: neural correlates of physicians during treatment of patients. Molecular Psychiatry 2013 (in press).
  • Wells RE, Kerr CE, Wolkin J, Dossett M, Davis RB, Walsh J, Wall R, Kong J, Kaptchuk T, Press D, Phillips RS, Yeh G. Meditation for adults with mild cognitive impairment: A pilot randomized trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2012 (in press) 
  • Wan Q, Kerr C, Pritchett D, Hämäläinen M, Moore C, Jones S. Dynamics of dynamics within a single data acquisition session: variation in neocortical alpha oscillations in human MEG. PLoS One. 2011;6(9):e24941. pdf
  • Kerr CE*, Jones SR* (*co-first authors), Wan Q, Pritchett DL, Wasserman RH, Wexler A, Villanueva JJ, Shaw JR, Lazar SW, Kaptchuk TJ, Littenberg R, Hämäläinen MS, Moore CI. Effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatosensory cortex. Brain Res Bull. 2011 May 30;85(3-4):96-103.  pdf
  • Jones SR*, Kerr CE* (*co-first authors), Wan Q, Pritchett DL, Hämäläinen MS, Moore CI. Spatial attention drives functionally relevant modulation of the mu rhythm in primary somatosensory cortex. J Neurosci. 2010 Oct 13;30(41):13760-5.  pdf
  • Mehling WE, Wrubel J, Daubenmier JJ, Price CJ, Kerr CE, Silow T, Gopisetty V, Stewart AL. Body Awareness: a phenomenological inquiry into the common ground of mind-body therapies. Philos Ethics Humanit Med. 2011 Apr 7;6:6.  pdf
  • Kerr CE, Shaw JR, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Jacobson E, Kaptchuk TJ. Placebo acupuncture as a form of ritual touch healing: a neurophenomenological model. Conscious Cogn. 2011 Sep;20(3):784-91. pdf
  • Kerr CE, Josyula K, Littenberg R. Developing an observing attitude: an analysis of meditation diaries in an MBSR clinical trial. Clin Psychol Psychother. 2011 Jan-Feb;18(1):80-93. pdf
  • Kaptchuk TJ, Kerr CE, Zanger A. Placebo controls, exorcisms, and the devil.  Lancet. 2009 Oct 10;374(9697):1234-5. pdf
  • Kelley JM, Lembo AJ, Ablon JS, Villanueva JJ, Conboy LA, Levy R, Marci CD, Kerr CE, Kirsch I, Jacobson EE, Riess H, Kaptchuk TJ. Patient and practitioner influences on the placebo effect in irritable bowel syndrome. Psychosom Med. 2009 Sep;71(7):789-97.  pdf
  • Kaptchuk TJ, Shaw J, Kerr CE, Conboy LA, Kelley JM, Csordas TJ, Lembo AJ, Jacobson EE.  Maybe I made up the whole thing’: placebos and patients’ experiences in a randomized controlled trial.  Cult Med Psychiatry. 2009 Sep;33(3):382-411.  pdf
  • Lembo AJ, Conboy L, Kelley JM, Schnyer RS, McManus CA, Quilty MT, Kerr CE, Drossman D, Jacobson EE, Davis RB. A treatment trial of acupuncture in IBS patients. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Jun;104(6):1489-97.  pdf
  • Passos MC, Lembo AJ, Conboy LA, Kaptchuk TJ, Kelly JM, Quilty MT, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Hu R, Friedlander E, Drossman DA.  Adequate relief in a treatment trial with IBS patients: a prospective assessment. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr;104(4):912-9. pdf
  • Wayne PM, Kerr CE, Schnyer RN, Legedza AT, Savetsky-German J, Shields MH, Buring JE, Davis RB, Conboy LA, Highfield E, Parton B, Thomas P, Laufer MR. Japanese-style acupuncture for endometriosis-related pelvic pain in adolescents and young women: results of a randomized sham-controlled trial. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2008 Oct;21(5):247-57. pdf
  • Conboy L, Quilty MT, Kerr C, Shaw J, Wayne P. A qualitative analysis of adolescents’ experiences of active and sham Japanese-style acupuncture protocols administered in a clinical trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jul;14(6):699-705. pdf
  • Kerr CE, Shaw JR, Wasserman RH, Chen VW, Kanojia A, Bayer T, Kelley JM. Tactile acuity in experienced Tai Chi practitioners: evidence for use dependent plasticity as an effect of sensory-attentional training. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Jun;188(2):317-22. pdf
  • Kerr CE. Dualism redux in recent neuroscience: “Theory of mind” and “embodied simulation” hypotheses in light of historical debates about perception, cognition, and mind. Review of General Psychology, Vol 12(2), Jun 2008, 205-214. pdf
  • Kaptchuk TJ, Kelley JM, Conboy LA, Davis RB, Kerr CE, Jacobson EE, Kirsch I, Schyner RN, Nam BH, Nguyen LT, Park M, Rivers AL, McManus C, Kokkotou E, Drossman DA, Goldman P, Lembo AJ. Components of placebo effect: randomised controlled trial in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. BMJ. 2008 May 3;336(7651):999-1003. pdf
  • Wayne PM, Buring JE, Davis RB, Andrews SM, John MS, Kerr CE, Kaptchuk TJ, Schachter SC. Increasing research capacity at the New England School of Acupuncture through faculty and student research training initiatives. Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Mar-Apr;14(2):52-8.
  • Kerr CE, Milne I, Kaptchuk TJ. William Cullen and a missing mind-body link in the early history of placebos. J R Soc Med. 2008 February; 101(2): 89–92. pdf
  • Yoo SS, Kerr CE, Park M, Im DM, Blinder RA, Park H, Kaptchuk TJ. Neural activities in human somatosensory cortical areas evoked by acupuncture stimulation. Complement Ther Med. 2007 Dec;15(4):247-54. 
  • Chin Feman SP, Nguyen LT, Quilty MT, Kerr CE, Nam BH, Conboy LA, Singer JP, Park M, Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Davis RB. Effectiveness of recruitment in clinical trials: an analysis of methods used in a trial for irritable bowel syndrome patients. Contemp Clin Trials. 2008 Mar;29(2):241-51. pdf
  • McManus CA, Kaptchuk TJ, Schnyer RN, Goldman R, Kerr CE, Nguyen LT, Stason WB. Experiences of acupuncturists in a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jun;13(5):533-8.
  • Kerr CE, Wasserman RH, Moore CI. Cortical dynamics as a therapeutic mechanism for touch healing. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jan-Feb;13(1):59-66. 
  • Highfield ES, Laufer MR, Schnyer RN, Kerr CE, Thomas P, Wayne PM. Adolescent endometriosis-related pelvic pain treated with acupuncture: two case reports.  J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Apr;12(3):317-22.
  • Kaptchuk TJ, Stason WB, Davis RB, Legedza AR, Schnyer RN, Kerr CE, Stone DA, Nam BH, Kirsch I, Goldman RH. Sham device v inert pill: randomised controlled trial of two placebo treatments. BMJ. 2006 Feb 18;332(7538):391-7.  pdf
  • Conboy LA, Wasserman RH, Jacobson EE, Davis RB, Legedza AT, Park M, Rivers AL, Morey EB, Nam BH, Lasagna L, Kirsch I, Lembo AJ, Kaptchuk TJ, Kerr CE. Investigating placebo effects in irritable bowel syndrome: a novel research design. Contemp Clin Trials. 2006 Apr;27(2):123-34. pdf
  • Schnyer RN, Conboy LA, Jacobson E, McKnight P, Goddard T, Moscatelli F, Legedza AT, Kerr C, Kaptchuk TJ, Wayne PM. Development of a Chinese medicine assessment measure: an interdisciplinary approach using the delphi method.  J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Dec;11(6):1005-13.
  • Lazar SW, Kerr CE, Wasserman RH, Gray JR, Greve DN, Treadway MT, McGarvey M, Quinn BT, Dusek JA, Benson H, Rauch SL, Moore CI, Fischl B. Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness. Neuroreport. 2005 Nov 28;16(17):1893-7. pdf
  • Stone DA, Kerr CE, Jacobson E, Conboy LA, Kaptchuk TJ. Patient expectations in placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials.  J Eval Clin Pract. 2005 Feb;11(1):77-84.
  • Kaptchuk TJ, Kerr CE. Commentary: unbiased divination, unbiased evidence, and the patulin clinical trial. Int J Epidemiol. 2004 Apr;33(2):247-51. pdf
  • Kerr C. Translating ‘mind-in-body’: two models of patient experience underlying a randomized controlled trial of qigong. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2002 Dec;26(4):419-47. pdf

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