Listen: Vegas, Devine, Executive discussed on The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine
"So anyways, I don't know why needed to go into that history lesson there, but I thought it'd be informative like that's where I'm fascinated. But I've, like I said earlier before we started, I don't really have much grounding in what's happening neuroscience besides what I've read in podcast with folks. So I guess bring you back to you what you know, what is this? We spot for you in terms of how you can educate the public on a way that they'll accept besides just, hey, Mark, DeVine's, navy seal. And if he says it works, it must work right because for me, that's gotten me so far. But we have a lot of credibility have a lot of credit, but we need the science behind it. So what's the sweet spot in terms of educating the public about how to improve their brains functioning and health and whatnot? Yeah, I mean, one of my main directives for my life at this point is to try and educate people about what we do know about how the brain works because I won't claim to know everything about how the brain works certainly. And, and we don't as a field yet. No, a minute is extremely mysterious. I'm we're talking about the brain. You mean the biological organ. The brain are you, are you talking about the mind? Probably the proper way to phrase it will be the nervous system. So because that would include them the brain and body and and then of course, and all the things that interface with the nervous system like the gut and the vascular system. So the whole self really. So do you believe that the body is the mind, the whole body and the brain would be the executive governing agent? Yes, except that I prefer just think about as the nervous system because you know, for instance, the there's some people are now hearing more about things like poly bagel theory and the Vegas. So I teach in her anatomy to medical students and how long longtime on San Diego n. at Stanford. If I were to pull out the Vegas nerve from a human in place it on the table in front of us, you would be blown away by how extensive this thing. Really, it's a super highway. The idea that the Vegas nerve is only para sympathetic, sort of more. Only on the, you know, quote, unquote, calming end of of the nervous system is just false. It's sympathetic branches in goes everywhere from up near the ears to integrating all these internal organs. It's like its own and the Vegas nerve goes on the front of the body, right? It's not the, it's not related to the spinal, not intricately, no. And so the, you know, it has so many branches with so many connections that you could almost think of it as its own main branch. In the nervous systems, we have central nervous system prefer all nervous. There's enteric nervous as which is the gut from sensing when you're got his full.."