Research shows how intimately the heart is involved in the processes and proper functioning of the human body. Therefore, even the nonscientist might easily accept the premise that certain aspects of heart rhythms can be indicators of general health. Now, a recent study suggests that personality can be a useful barometer as well.Continue reading
Category Archives: Science of the Heart
Having a well-functioning memory is something we all think about more and more as we age. Memory and other cognitive processes gradually diminish as we grow older, but research in the last several decades shows those who experience persistent or high levels of stress are especially vulnerable.Continue reading
Over the years, the HeartMath Institute has actively pursued a variety of avenues to inform people about its tools, programs, technology and the HeartMath System generally, especially through professional peer-reviewed journals and its own publishing services. Among recently published materials were a pair of articles this spring in an international medical journal and a new emWave® technology manual for professionals and parents who care for children with ADHD.Continue reading
Can individuals who achieve high states of heart-rate variability coherence (HRV) raise the HRV coherence levels of individuals without such training when they are in close proximity?
That’s what the founder of a Singapore-based company that helps corporate executives and their teams achieve coherence personally and professionally, set out to determine.Continue reading
In conjunction with the continuing intuition research at the HeartMath Institute, HMI Research Center Director Rollin McCraty said recently the findings of a new study further documents the ability of humans to experience intuition, also known as the pre-stimulus response.Continue reading
Consider the amazing human heart, the organ that pumps life-giving oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood throughout our bodies on a precise schedule. Now researchers are learning that this marvelous machine, the size of a fist and weighing on average less than 10 ounces, also possess a level of intelligence they are only beginning to understand. Evidence shows the heart also plays a greater role in our mental, emotional and physical processes than previously thought.Continue reading
In view of the current economic crisis, stress has soared to critical levels in many parts of the world and is threatening people’s physical, mental and emotional health. If we are not careful to identify what is causing our stress and learn new skills to manage it, the consequences can stretch far beyond the present.Continue reading
Is there a greater bond than that of mother and baby?
The preliminary findings of a recent study provide evidence of another facet of that bond and demonstrate further that electromagnetic waves produced by one person’s heartbeat can be detected by the brains and nervous systems of others around them.Continue reading
We have frequently received reports from students, professionals, and other practitioners of the HeartMath techniques that the tools help significantly to increase focus, mental clarity, and the ability to retrieve information from memory. Now, a study, conducted by researchers in the UK, provides independent scientific validation of the HeartMath tools' positive effects on cognitive performance—particularly memory.Continue reading
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