psychology of the vagus nerve

Psychology of the Vagus Nerve

The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It starts in the brainstem and extends all the way down into the abdomen. It has branches in the ears, throat, heart, lungs, and digestive tract. The nerve monitors and receives information about how internal organs are functioning, including the heart and lungs. The vagus…

Difficulty focusing and inattention

Focus and Inattention

Difficulty focusing and inattention are normal, periodic occurrences for most individuals. They can occur for a number of reasons from something as simple as getting momentarily disrupted from a task, to being preoccupied with the thought of other tasks you may need to complete. For some, this lack of sustained focus and attention can become…

Dreams

What are dreams, really? Dreams have been a constant puzzle to solve, even to experts. There are many theories as to why we dream. Sigmund Freud had suggested that our dreams represent our repressed emotions and that dreams are an outlet for them to come alive. Carl Jung, another famous Psychologist, suggested that dreams play…