The vagus and the polyvagal theory

The “rest-digest” part of the autonomic nervous system, actually has three parts according to the polyvagal theory. 1. The dorsal high tone vagus2. The dorsal low tone vagus3. The myelinated vagal system The dorsal high tone vagus is-reptilian in evolutionary origin-is used in extreme situations-used to preserve life under severe physical stress-mental stress can also […]

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