Heart–Brain Neurodynamics: The Making of Emotions
Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.
Heart-Brain Neurodynamics explores recent scientific advances that clarify a number of central controversies in the understanding of emotion, including the relationship between intellect and emotion.
A discussion of the critical role of ascending input from the heart and body to the brain in the generation of emotions culminates in a detailed presentation of a new model of emotion in which the brain functions as a complex pattern-matching system. From this perspective it is shown that the heart is a key component of the emotional system, providing a physiological basis for the link between the heart and our emotional life.
- Mental and Emotional Systems and Coherence
- Source of Emotional Experience
- Current Perspectives on the Nature of Emotions
- Role of Familiarization in Emotional Processing
- Arousal and Making of Emotions