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What Is Vagus Nerve Stimulation For?
External Publication

Scientific American

A three-dimensional illustration showing the brain and the active vagus nerve. Credit: Axel Kock/Alamy Stock Photo

Have you felt butterflies in your stomach or hunger pangs? Those “gut feelings” happen thanks to the vagus nerve, which is a superhighway that connects the brain and the gut...

This page last reviewed on August 22, 2023