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Method and Apparatus for Evaluating Rhythmic Oscillations in Aperiodic Physiological Response Systems.  Patent Number: 4,510,944. April 16, 1985.

Method and Apparatus for Evaluating Dynamic Middle Ear Muscle Activity. Provisional Patent Application number: 61/285,264.  December 10, 2009.



Love: an emergent property of the mammalian autonomic nervous system.                                                      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9924740

Orienting in a defensive world: mammalian modifications of our evolutionary heritage. A Polyvagal Theory.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7652107

The polyvagal theory: phylogenetic substrates of a social nervous system.                                                   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7652107

The Polyvagal Theory: phylogenetic contributions to social behavior                                                                   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12954445

The Vagus: A mediator of behavioral and physiologic features associated with autism                                      http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=NQCbFrB3S9EC&oi=fnd&pg=PA65&ots=Gz5WzhXDwe&sig=X85q2LAGY_vFfekkuWKaOQ72F6Q#v=onepage&q&f=false

Borderline personality disorder and emotion regulation: Insights from the Polyvagal Theory                               http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2082054/

The polyvagal perspective                                                                                                                           http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1868418/



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