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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.Expand
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The polyvagal perspective
  • S. Porges
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychology
  • 1 February 2007
The polyvagal theory introduced a new perspective relating autonomic function to behavior, that included an appreciation of the autonomic nervous system as a "system," the identification of neuralExpand
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The polyvagal theory: phylogenetic substrates of a social nervous system.
  • S. Porges
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of psychophysiology…
  • 1 October 2001
The evolution of the autonomic nervous system provides an organizing principle to interpret the adaptive significance of physiological responses in promoting social behavior. According to theExpand
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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 mindExpand
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Orienting in a defensive world: mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage. A Polyvagal Theory.
  • S. Porges
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychophysiology
  • 1 July 1995
The vagus, the 10th cranial nerve, contains pathways that contribute to the regulation of the internal viscera, including the heart. Vagal efferent fibers do not originate in a common brainstemExpand
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Cardiac vagal tone: A physiological index of stress
  • S. Porges
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 1 June 1995
Cardiac vagal tone is proposed as a novel index of stress and stress vulnerability in mammals. A model is described that emphasizes the role of the parasympathetic nervous system and particularly theExpand
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The Polyvagal Theory: phylogenetic contributions to social behavior
  • S. Porges
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • 1 August 2003
The scientific legacy of Paul MacLean provides important insights into the neural substrate of adaptive social behavior in mammals. Through his research and visionary conceptualizations, currentExpand
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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 whileExpand
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Social Engagement and Attachment
  • S. Porges
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1 December 2003
Abstract: This article focuses on the importance of social engagement and the behavioral and neurophysiological mechanisms that allow individuals to reduce psychological and physical distance. AExpand
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The polyvagal theory: New insights into adaptive reactions of the autonomic nervous system
  • S. Porges
  • Medicine
  • 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 theExpand
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