Amy Banks, M.D. : The Smart Vagus: Understanding the Social Wisdom of the Tenth Cranial Nerve
Lunchtime Seminar March 3, 2011 (64:04 min.)
In this lecture, Amy Banks, M.D. will discuss the “smart vagus” nerve as described by neuroscientist Dr. Stephan Porges. This nerve, part of the autonomic nervous system, is part of a vast network in humans that supports the theory that we are “hard-wired” to connect. Banks is the Director of Advanced Training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women and Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.