Ballads and Performance: The Multimodal Stage in Early Modern England

"Ballads on the Brain: A Neurobiological Hypothesis"

Calming Response – behavioral and physiological responses associated with an evolutionarily newer branch of the parasympathetic nervous system in mammals, termed the “Social Engagement System” by (Porges 2011). Coordinates heart, breath, and social communication circuits with the perception of safety. It arises in the Nucleus Ambiguus, and sends and receives signals through the ventral, myelinated branch of the Vagus nerve.

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