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Evolution of a sense of safety

The human nervous system evolved to serve the fundamental function of modulating behaviors of approach and avoidance so as to optimize the organism’s chances of survival and reproduction. Polyvagal theory observes that humans engage in a continual sensory process of “neuroception,” involving constant surveillance of afferent inputs to ascertain levels of risk, threat, safety, and opportunity to produce behavioral responses that will best serve the needs of survival and reproduction.2 Depending on the valence of afferent signals of neuroception, neurophysiological states are produced that bias our anticipation of novel or unexpected stimuli and result in behavioral and autonomic responses that respond to situations of risk or opportunity.



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