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Author Porges, Stephen W.

Title The polyvagal theory : neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, communication, and self-regulation / Stephen W. Porges
Edition First edition
Published New York : W. W. Norton, [2011]


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Description xvii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series The Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology
Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology.
Contents Introduction: why is there a polyvagal theory? -- Theoretical principles -- Neuroception : a subconscious system for detecting threat and safety -- Orienting in a defensive world : mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage. a polyvagal theory -- The polyvagal theory : new insights into adaptive reactions of the autonomic nervous system -- Biobehavioral regulation during early development -- Vagal tone : a physiological marker of stress vulnerability -- The infant's sixth sense : awareness and regulation of bodily processes -- Physiological regulation in high-risk infants : a model for assessment and potential intervention -- Infant regulation of the vagal "brake" predicts child behavior problems : a psychobiological model of social behavior -- The early development of the autonomic nervous system provides a neural platform for social behavior -- Social communication and relationships -- Vagal tone and the physiological regulation of emotion -- Emotion : an evolutionary by-product of the neural regulation of the autonomic nervous system -- Love : an emergent property of the mammalian autonomic nervous system -- Social engagement and attachment : a phylogenetic perspective -- The polyvagal hypothesis : common mechanisms mediating autonomic regulation, vocalizations, and listening -- Therapeutic and clinical perspectives -- The vagus : a mediator of behavioral and visceral features associated with autism -- Borderline personality disorder and emotion regulation -- Abuse history is related to autonomic regulation -- Music therapy, trauma, and the polyvagal theory -- Social behavior and health -- Reciprocal influences between body and brain in the perception and expression of affect -- Neurobiology and evolution: mechanisms, mediators, and adaptive consequences of caregiving
Notes "A Norton Professional Book"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-329) and index
Subject Affective neuroscience.
Emotions -- Physiological aspects.
Vagus nerve.
Vagus Nerve -- physiology.
Emotions -- physiology.
Heart Rate -- physiology.
Psychological Theory.
Social Behavior.
LC no. 2010044408
ISBN 9780393707007 (hardcover)
0393707008 (hardcover)