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Vagus Nerve Oxytocin

Compassion, Music, Laughter: The Tree of Life and the Ripple Effect

Lisa Staprans | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Staprans

Compassion. Music. Laughter. I felt these experiences while sitting a few feet away and listening to Arianna's story during a recent conference in NY...

Are We Wired For Feelings Of Elevation?

Mark Matousek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

The mere act of witnessing character, virtue, beauty, and truth tickles our vagus nerve, which stimulates oxytocin production and evokes in us the desire to be better people living better lives.