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Heart rate variability: origins, methods, and interpretive caveats.
Components of heart rate variability have attracted considerable attention in psychology and medicine and have become important dependent measures in psychophysiology and behavioral medicine.
The polyvagal perspective
  • S. Porges
  • Biology, Psychology
    Biological Psychology
  • 1 February 2007
The polyvagal theory: phylogenetic substrates of a social nervous system.
  • S. Porges
  • Biology, Psychology
    International journal of psychophysiology…
  • 1 October 2001
The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation
This book compiles, for the first time, Stephen W. Porges's decades of research. A leading expert in developmental psychophysiology and developmental behavioral neuroscience, Porges is the mind
Orienting in a defensive world: mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage. A Polyvagal Theory.
The Polyvagal Theory is introduced to explain the different functions of the two primary medullary source nuclei of the vagus and speculates that mammalian, but not reptilian, brainstem organization is characterized by a ventral vagal complex related to processes associated with attention, motion, emotion, and communication.
Cardiac vagal tone: A physiological index of stress
  • S. Porges
  • Biology
    Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 1 June 1995
The Polyvagal Theory: phylogenetic contributions to social behavior
  • S. Porges
  • Biology, Psychology
    Physiology & Behavior
  • 1 August 2003
Emotion Recognition in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Relations to Eye Gaze and Autonomic State
Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA), heart rate, and accuracy and latency of emotion recognition were evaluated in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and typically developing children while
Social Engagement and Attachment
  • S. Porges
  • Psychology, Biology
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 December 2003
The model provides a phylogenetic interpretation of the neural mechanisms mediating the behavioral and physiological features associated with stress and several psychiatric disorders.
The polyvagal theory: New insights into adaptive reactions of the autonomic nervous system
  • S. Porges
  • Biology
    Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
  • 1 February 2009
The polyvagal theory describes an autonomic nervous system that is influenced by the central nervous system, sensitive to afferent influences, characterized by an adaptive reactivity dependent on the