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Vagal system and behaviour

The vagus system influences our physiological state and behaviour.

Understanding Polyvagal Theory by Dr S. Porges, and considering nervous system as a ‘system’ that incorporates mechanisms for perception, the vagus system and neuroception is a game changer for how we consider and support behaviour. 

Michelle Black

Variation in neuroception

I recall a young person was entering a room, the same room the young person had entered many times.  The light was a little different.  Although the room was safe and the young person had been in the room before, the young person’s neuroception triggered a physiological response, the young person was shaking, moving away from the room, upset.

An example of neuroception variation which  can occur in a vulnerable nervous system.