Several weeks ago I went to an ENT clinic to have hardened wax in my ears removed.
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When the technician finished the procedure I found myself surprised at the immediate difference in my hearing. It was not a pleasant surprise. Suddenly, the sound of traffic, the chirping of birds, the voice volume of the people speaking all around me was making me involuntarily wince. I found my body in a constant state of hypertension.
Ironically, it was exactly the opposite of the state I went to the clinic to try to achieve. One day I had to make an emergency trip into Manhattan. The radical juxtaposition from many months of bucolic peace and natural solitude with the honking, screeching, high energy pace of New York immediately overwhelmed my neurophysiology. I felt like a newborn waking up in the garage of a heavy metal band.
Loud noise is one of the few aversions newborns arrive in the world with. It is not good for aging and other living creatures. Not only that, but ears that have to work harder to hear, actually hear differently than ears that hear normally, as this research shows.
When the social engagement system is working and downregulating our defenses, we feel calm; we hug people; we look them in the eye; we feel good. However, our first two defense systems take priority when risk increases. In response to danger our sympathetic nervous system takes control and supports metabolic activity for fight or flight. If we are in a physiological state that supports fight or flight, it is just not going to be good for social behavior.
If we are in a physiological state that is shutting down, we are functionally immune to social interaction; we are not going to be a part of it. What we want to be in is a state that enables social engagement. But that physiological state is reserved, due to our neuroceptive processes , only for safe environments.
Essentially, Stephen is pointing out how this onset of acoustic hypersensitivity affected my 10 th cranial nerve and compromised its ability to downregulate stress and allow for easy social engagement. Stephen calls it: Neuroception.
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When it needs to — when all else fails — the older dorsal vagus strand becomes activated as a defense of last resort. Soft or hard trauma, and a real or perceived lack of safety in our daily environment, it turns out, can literally break our heart. In particular, Partnoy talks about how lack of safety affects the heart: by reducing the variability in the range of its beating rate. So, for example if a healthy range is between fast beats a minute and 90 slow beats a minute, and an unsafe living situation constricts my range to between and 95, I will find myself in a category that researchers have found correlates with less than optimal mental health and poor social engagement behaviors.
Feeling safe and wide-ranging in our hearts literally allows us to connect easily with other people, heart to heart.
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