Publication of Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory: The Emergence of Polyvagal-Informed Therapies, with Deb Dana (Norton)
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
Publication of The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Norton)
Launched Safe and Sound Protocol (TM) through collaboration with Integrated Listening Systems
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.
Publication of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vagal Paradox articulated - letter from a neonatologist in briefcase for several months
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.
Publication of Psychophysiology, with MGH Coles
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.
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.
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