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HeartMath Institute
Research Library

We invite you to browse the HeartMath Institute’s extensive collection of research studies, articles and other materials.

Laypersons and clinicians will discover the pure science and focus on dynamics of heart intelligence that make HMI a world leader in researching emotions, energetics, performance and intuition.

Research Publications

Within each grouping, entries are ordered by year of publication, with the most recent listed first.

  • IND Studies conducted by independent institutions.
  • PR Studies that have met the rigorous standards of peer-reviewed journals.
  • Our most popular and noteworthy studies.

Basic Research

    • Shift Work and Heart Rate Variability Coherence: Pilot Study Among Nurses
    • Basic Research|Published: 2018
    • James B. Burch1,2,6, Melannie Alexander1,2, Pallavi Balte1,2,3, Jameson Sofge1,2, James Winstead1,2, Venkat Kothandaraman2,4, and J. P. Ginsberg2,5
    • Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s10484-018-9419-z.(1) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. (2) WJB Dorn Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Columbia, SC, USA. (3) Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. (4) Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. (5) Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. (6) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, USA.
    • Download the complete paper, click here.

Clinical and Health Research

Educational Research

    • The Heart in Holistic Education
    • Educational Research|Published: 2003 PR
    • Lourdes Arguelles, Ph.D.1, Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.2, and Robert A. Rees, Ph.D.3
    • Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice 2003; 16(3):13-21. (1) Claremont Graduate University, School of Educational Studies, Claremont, CA. (2) HeartMath Research Center, Institute of HeartMath, Boulder Creek, CA. (3) Institute of HeartMath, Education Division, Boulder Creek, CA.
    • Download the complete paper, click here.

Organizational Research

Global Coherence Research

To learn more about Global Coherence Research, click here.

Intuition Research

Energetics Research

HMI’s Scientific Monographs and e‑Books

11 publications in Research Library Scientific Monographs/e-Books

Relevant Publications



The following dissertations involve research on the HeartMath interventions.