how the physical and energetic heart plays
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
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
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.
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.
† 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.
Science of the Heart: Exploring the Role of the Human Heart in Human Performance:
Neurocardiology: Anatomical and Functional Principles by J. Andrew Armour, M.D., Ph.D.:
The Electricity of Touch: Detection and Measurement of Cardiac Energy Exchange Between People by Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., Mike Atkinson, Dana Tomasino, B.A., and William A. Tiller, Ph.D.:
Institute of HeartMath’s free resources, tools and techniques for well-being, assessments tools, Articles of the Heart Library and Solutions For Stress Index, go to:
Stress Fact, Global Organization for Stress: