Jake H. Davis is a Postdoctoral Associate with the Virtues of Attention project at New York University. He has taught at Brown University and at the City of College of New York. Jake earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from CUNY Graduate Center, with an Interdisciplinary Concentration in Cognitive Science, as well as a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Hawai`i. His research at the intersection of Buddhist philosophy, moral philosophy, and cognitive science draws on his textual, meditative, and monastic training in the Theravāda Buddhist tradition of Burma (Myanmar), including work as an interpreter and teacher at meditation retreats.

PUBLICATIONS
(See https://nyu.academia.edu/JakeHDavis for links)

Jake H. Davis (forthcoming). “Meditation and Consciousness: can we experience experience as broken?” In Routledge Handbook of Consciousness, ed. Rocco Gennaro. Routledge.

Jake H. Davis, ed. (2017). A Mirror is For Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics. Oxford University Press.

Jake H. Davis (2017). “When You Know for Yourselves: Mindfulness and the Development of Wisdom”. In A Mirror is For Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics, ed. Jake H. Davis. Oxford University Press.

Jake H. Davis (2016). “‘The Scope for Wisdom’: Early Buddhism on Reasons and Persons.” In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics, ed. Shyam Ranganathan. Bloomsbury Academic.

Jake H. Davis (2016). “The Embodiment of Virtue: Towards a Cross-cultural Cognitive Science”. In Embodiment, ed. Justin E. H. Smith, Oxford Philosophical Concepts.

Nicholas T. Van Dam, Anna Brown, Thomas B. Mole, Jake H. Davis, Willougby B. Britton, and Judson Brewer (2015). “Development and Validation of the Behavioral Tendencies Questionnaire.” PLOS ONE.

Jake H. Davis and Evan Thompson (2015). “Developing Attention and Decreasing Affective Bias: Towards a Cross-Cultural Cognitive Science of Mindfulness.” In Handbook of Mindfulness: Theory and Research, ed. Kirk W. Brown, John D. Creswell, and Richard M. Ryan. Guilford Press.

Jake H. Davis (2015). “Facing Up to the Question of Ethics in Mindfulness-Based Interventions.” Mindfulness 6, 1: 46-48.

Jake H. Davis (2015). “‘Maria Heim: The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on mind, intention and agency” Book Review. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.

Willoughby B. Britton, Jared R. Lindahl, C. Rael Cahn, Jake H. Davis, and Roberta E. Goldman (2014). “Awakening is not a metaphor: The effects of Buddhist meditation practices on basic wakefulness.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1307 (January): Advances in Meditation Research: Neuroscience and Clinical Applications.

Jake H. Davis and Evan Thompson (2014). “From the Five Aggregates to Phenomenal Consciousness: Toward a Cross-Cultural Cognitive Science.” In The Blackwell Companion to Buddhist Philosophy, ed. Steven Emmanuel. Wiley-Blackwell.

Jake H. Davis and David R. Vago (2013). “Can enlightenment be traced to specific neural correlates, cognition, or behavior? No, and (a qualified) Yes.” For a special issue of Frontiers in Psychology: Consciousness Research, “What Can Neuroscience Learn from Contemplative Practices?” ed. Zoran Josipovic and Bernard J. Baars.

Kathleen A. Garrison, Juan Santoyo, Jake H. Davis, Catherine E. Kerr, Thomson Thornhill IV, and Judson A. Brewer (2013). “Effortless Awareness: Using a Novel Neurofeedback Paradigm to Probe Correlates of PCC Activation in Meditators’ Subjective Report.” For a special issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, ed. Wendy Hasenkamp and Evan Thompson.

Judson A. Brewer, Hani M. Elwafi, and Jake H. Davis (2013). “Craving to Quit: psychological models and neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness training as treatment for addictions.” Psychology of Addictive Behaviors 27, 2: 366-79.

Judson A. Brewer, Nicholas T. Van Dam, and Jake H. Davis, (2013). “Mindfulness and the Addictive Process: psychological models and neurobiological mechanisms.” In Handbook of Mindfulness and Self-regulation, ed. Brian Ostafin, Michael Robinson, and Brian Meier. Springer.

Judson A. Brewer, Jake H. Davis, and Joseph Goldstein (2013). “Why is it so hard to pay attention, or is it? Mindfulness, the factors of awakening and reward-based learning.” Mindfulness 4, 1: 75-80.