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The Vagus Nerve

Its influence on compassion & health

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Dr. Julian Thayer from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has done extensive work in understanding the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is the main component of the parasympathetic system, the side of the central nervous system responsible for “rest and digest” (Breit et al., 2018).

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