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The Mysteries of the Heart

Research explains
how the physical and energetic heart plays
an extraordinary
role in our lives!

Our heart rhythms
affect the brain’s ability to
process information. The heart
has 40,000 sensory neurons
involved in relaying
ascending information
to the brain.

The human heart’s magnetic field can be measured several feet away from the body.

Negative emotions can create nervous system chaos, but positive emotions do the opposite.

Positive emotions can increase the brain’s ability to make good decisions.

You can boost your immune system by focusing on positive emotions.

Positive emotions create physiological benefits in your body.

In fetal development, the heart forms and starts beating before the brain begins to
develop.

Dr. J. Andrew Armour introduced the term, "heart brain," in 1991. Armour showed that the heart’s complex nervous system qualified it as a "little brain."

The heart brain, like the brain proper, has an
intricate network of neurons, neurotransmitters,
proteins and support cells. It can act
independently of the cranial brain
and has extensive sensory capacities.

Did you know?

Your heart emits an electromagnetic field that changes according to your emotions.

Others can pick up the quality of your emotions through the electromagnetic energy radiating from your heart.

Heart-Brain Factoids
  • The heart has a system of neurons that have both short- and long-term memory, and the signals they send to the brain can affect our emotional experiences.
  • The heart sends more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart.
  • Coherent heart rhythms help the brain in creativity and innovative problem-solving.

83%
said
they felt
healthier

69%
said they
have more
energy and
vitality

33%
reported
sleeping
better

These percentages are based on 5,000 assessments of individuals who used HeartMath techniques and the emWave® technology.

75% of adults experience moderate to high levels of stress.

– Stress Facts, Global Organization for Stress.

These facts are brought to you by the Institute of HeartMath Research Center, where ongoing research is being conducted to help explain the connection and role of the heart in our emotion-based experiences.

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