Recent scientific investigations have indicated that the heart has it’s own brain.
‘The “little brain” in the heart is the heart’s own intrinsic nervous system—a network of neurons, neurotransmitters, proteins, and support cells that are very similar to those that exist in the brain, but act independently of the brain . This information processing system can control the brain, the hormonal system, and other pathways. By using this system, the heart seems to have its own logic that functions separately from the autonomic nervous system. In fact, at times, brain “rhythms” — neural oscillations or repetitive neural activity — naturally synchronize to heart electromagnetic rhythms and heartbeat . These findings have shed light on scientific explanations to feelings such as intuition, coherence, and harmony. – http://triplehelixblog.com/2014/06/the-little-brain-in-the-heart/
The science behind neurocardiology is multidisciplinary, deriving from fields such as mathematics, physics, psychology, signal processing, physiology, neurology, and cardiology. The heart has the potential to produce harmony and order throughout the entire body, and has scientifically been found to foster positive changes in gene expression, biochemistry, and self-healing. This research promises a myriad of future applications; it has helped develop ways we can use heart intelligence to live with less stress and anxiety. It has also provided insight into many therapies that can help restore calmness and harmony to the body. By enlightening us on the true connection between the heart and brain, research in neurocardiology can help us strive for more coherent, heart-based lives. – See more at: http://triplehelixblog.com/2014/06/the-little-brain-in-the-heart/#sthash.TYdMmGGw.dpuf