July 2017 – Lis Horwich

The Wandering Nerve

The wandering nerve – the electric circuit. Do you suffer from “brain fog”?
Let’s look at the vagus nerve, which starts in the brainstem, just behind the ears. It travels down each side of the neck, across the chest and down through the abdomen. Vagus is Latin for wandering, and indeed, this bundle of nerve fibres roves through the body, networking the brain with the stomach and digestive tract, lungs, heart, spleen, intestines, liver and kidneys, not to mention a range of other nerves that are involved in speech, eye contact, facial expressions and even your ability to tune in … Read the rest

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