Publication of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies, with Deb Dana (Norton)
— 2018
Patented technology embedded in the Safe and Sound Protocol. Methods and Systems for Reducing Sound Sensitivities and Improving Auditory Processing, Behavioral State Regulation and Social Engagement Behaviors. Patent Number: US 10,029,068 B2. July 24, 2018
— 2018
Publication of The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton)
— 2017
Launched Safe and Sound Protocol (TM) through collaboration with Integrated Listening Systems
— 2017
Developed device to monitor middle ear muscle status with Greg Lewis. Method and apparatus for Evaluating Dynamic Middle Ear Muscle Activity (with GF Lewis). Patent Publication number: US20130303941 A1. December 13, 2013.
— 2013
Publication of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
— 2011
Conceptualization of neuroception. Porges, S.W. (2003). Social engagement and attachment: a phylogenetic perspective. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1008(1), 31-47.
— 2003
Conceptualization of the link between Polyvagal Theory and Oxytocin. Porges, S. W. (2001). The Polyvagal Theory: Phylogenetic substrates of a social nervous system. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 42(2), 123-146.
— 2001
Conceptualization of the Social Engagement System. Porges, S.W. (1998). Love: An emergent property of the mammalian autonomic nervous system. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 23(8), 837-861.
— 1998
Conceptualization of vagal brake as an indicator of social engagement. Porges, S.W., Doussard-Roosevelt, J.A., Portales, A. L., & Greenspan, S. I. (1996). Infant regulation of the vagal “brake” predicts child behavior problems: A psychobiological model of social behavior. Developmental Psychology, 29(8), 697-712.
— 1996
First publication describing Polyvagal Theory. Porges, S. W. (1995). Orienting in a defensive world: Mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage. A polyvagal theory. Psychophysiology, 32(4), 301-318.
First presentation of Polyvagal Theory in Presidential Address to the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA, October 8, 1994.
— 1994
Vagal Paradox articulated - letter from a neonatologist in briefcase for several months
— 1993
Patent awarded for procedures to quantify respiratory sinus arrhythmia as an index of vagal tone. Method and apparatus for Evaluating Rhythmic Oscillations in Aperiodic Physiological Response Systems. Patent number: US 4,510,944. April 16, 1985.
— 1985
Publication of Psychophysiology, with MGH Coles
— 1976


Publication of the first study documenting the quantification of HRV as a baseline individual difference related to autonomic reactivity and reaction time. Porges, S. W. (1972). Heart rate variability and deceleration as indexes of reaction time. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 92(1), 103.
— 1972
Publication of the first study documenting the quantification of HRV as a reliable autonomic response indexing attention. Porges S. W., & Raskin, D.C. (1969). Respiratory and heart rate components of attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 81(3), 497.
— 1969