Vagus Nerve Resources


YOUTUBE PLAYLIST
- Polyvagal Theory Resources, compiled by me, consists of lectures and podcasts on YouTube that discuss the vagus nerve and polyvagal theory, includes multiple interviews with Dr. Stephen Porges, originator of the polyvagal theory

STANLEY ROSENBERG
Book:
- Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve
Podcasts & Interviews:
- Experience Talks, Stanley + Thor, 27 min, 6/10/18
- Healing Our Children World Summit, 57 min, 3/21/18
- Vagus Nerve Healing, 8/28/18, interview with epidemic answers
Video:
- Autism Cured: The Story of William, Thor and William tell the story of how Stanley's techniques led to a huge improvement in William's social engagement and quality of life, 10 min, 7/30/07

DR. STEPHEN PORGES
Originator of the Polyvagal Theory
Books:
- The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, Self-Regulation
- The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe
- Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies
Podcasts and Interviews:
- Stephen Porges: The Polyvagal Theory and the Vagal Nerve, 59 min, 12/1/15, Bulletproof Podcast
- The Science of Safety, 70 min, 8/17/16, Relationship Alive Podcast
- What Causes Misophonia?, 40 min, Misophonia International Podcast, 3/22/17
- The Neuroscience and Power of Safe Relationships, 50 min, 4/19/17,The Smart Couple Podcast
- Optimizing Human Experiences Through the Lens of Polyvagal Theory on the Healing Pain Podcast, 45 min, 4/5/18 (Stitcher Version)
- Stephen Porges and Rick Hanson on Resilience, 80 min, 10/31/18, part of the "Hardwiring Happiness: 7 Essential Strengths" series
- The Nervous System Circuitry of Safety, Sound, and Gratitude, 60 min, 3/5/19, Bulletproof Podcast

EMERYS GOLDSWORTHY
Podcast Interview:
- Harnessing the Vagus Nerve with Emerys Goldsworthy on Fx Medicine Podcast, 62 min, 1/25/17
- Research articles mentioned in the podcast
- Recommended self-care *Note from Stanley* Most of these self-care interventions are not designed to specifically stimulate the ventral vagus. Without testing (such as using the uvula test), it cannot be known if these exercises are promoting a ventral vagus state or affecting the vagus nerve at all.

BARBARA FREDERICKSON
Psychology professor and positivity researcher, discusses the relationship between experiencing love compassion and cardiac vagal tone
Book:
Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection
TED Talk:
Remaking Love, 12 min, 1/10/14
Lectures:
Love - A New Lens on the Science of Thriving at Young Minds 2012, 28 min, 8/23/12
Meng Wu Lecture at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford, 85 min, 11/2/13

MISCELLANEOUS PODCASTS
- The Vagus Nerve, BBC Discovery Episode, 28 min, 12/8/14
(Stitcher Version)
- The Vagus Nerve and Diabetes: How the Brain Affects Glucose Levels on Power Health Talk Podcast, 20 min, 6/9/17
(Stitcher Version)

ARTICLES
- Could Walking Barefoot on the Grass Improve Your Health? The Science Behind Grounding, The Washington Post, 7/10/18
- Parkinson's May Begin in the Gut and Spread to the Brain Via The Vagus Nerve, neurosciencenews.com, 6/23/15
- Innervation of the Human Cavum Conchae and Auditory Canal: Anatomical Basis for Transcutaneous Auricular Nerve Stimulation, Biomed Research International, 3/15/17
- “Non-invasive” brain stimulation is not non-invasive, Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 12/23/13

DIAGRAMS, CHARTS, AND IMAGES
- Lateral view from jugular foramen to C7 - medline
- Thorough overview of anatomy with good images - medscape

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