Researchers in Germany have been investigating the potential of using transcutaneous auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation (taVNS) to help regulate our eating habits. In a study published in the Brain Imagine and Behaviour journal, scientists administered an hour of tVNS stimulation to a cohort of healthy participants and put them in an fMRI scanner to see […]
Researchers have discovered that transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) administered to the auricular (at the left ear) branch of the vagus nerve can enhance language learning in adults. The findings were reported this month by a team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh and University of California, USA; and published in the Nature Partner […]
Vagus nerve stimulation has a long precedence in medicine. As early as 1880, physicians noted that compression of the vagus nerve in the neck could abort seizures. It was not fully understood at first that this was specifically actuated by compression of the nerve rather than the carotid artery, which runs alongside the nerve, but […]
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