The Almighty Vagus Nerve

The Science of Self

Dec 24 2021 • 9 mins

The vagus nerve is the embodiment of the phrase “mind-body connection.” Why is that? Because thats what it literally does. Its a cranial nerve that runs through the entire body, and through some smart manipulation, we can use this nerve to actually change what is happening in the brain. The vagus nerve demonstrates that sometimes the brain follows what the body experiences, and this is another angle through which we can boost our brain. Show notes and/or episode transcripts are available at https://bit.ly/self-growth-home Peter Hollins is a bestselling author, human psychology researcher, and a dedicated student of the human condition. Visit https://bit.ly/peterhollins to pick up your FREE human nature cheat sheet: 7 surprising psychology studies that will change the way you think.