We all know that the heart is an organ that pumps blood. But is there more to it than just an organ that pumps blood? According to neurocardiologists, 60 percent of heart cells are made of neurons. Could this be why some neurocardiologists refer to this organ as the fifth brain? If the heart were another brain, is there evidence that could prove it behaves similar to the brain? To answer this question, we need to look at some studies done by the Institute of HeartMath.
Through many years of research and experiments, researchers at the Institute of HeartMath found that the heart’s role isn’t limited to just pumping blood. They believe it has an intelligence of its own, which may be why it plays a major role in the perception of reality. They also discovered that it can generate electromagnetic fields that are more powerful than the brain’s electromagnetic fields. This could be why the heart is the first organ to function after conception.
The Roles of the Heart and Feelings
We all know that the organ of love plays a big role in generating feelings, but do we know why we have feelings? Feelings allows us to understand the world through cognition, a state of knowing that originates from deep within our soul. They help us to understand how reality works beyond logic. For example, when someone breaks our heart, our feelings help us understand why we feel heartbroken. The mind on the other hand gives us the ability to understand the world through logic and reasoning. This allow us to comprehend certain things like how math and science work.
Our brain and feelings play very important roles in the perception of reality. When they are working in unison, we can understand the world better and be more connected to nature. Unfortunately, our society doesn’t teach us how important our feelings are in our decision making, which is why most of us tend to let our mind make decisions without the consent of our heart. For this reason, it is hard for us to understand life, which is why we have such a hard time finding happiness and achieving world peace.
Since the brain and heart are essential for helping us to understand life, if we want to find truth, we need to learn how to unify them so that we can decipher information in a way that allows us to understand things beyond what our brain and heart can comprehend by themselves.
The Intelligence of the Heart
Some scientists and neurocardiologists are pushing the idea that the heart is another brain. They like to refer to it as the fifth brain. To prove that the organ of love has intelligence, they focused their research on answering why certain sensations and feelings are experienced in the heart and why the heart and brain are in constant communication.
A few decades ago, scientists thought that the heart was secondary to the brain, which was why they believed the heart acted accordingly to the brain’s commands. Nowadays, many scientists and researchers are starting to realize that this isn’t all true. Here is an excerpt from heartmath.org about the communication process between the heart and brain.
“We have now learned that communication between the heart and brain is actually a dynamic, ongoing, two-way dialogue, with each organ continuously influencing the other’s function. Research has shown that the heart communicates to the brain in four major ways: neurologically (through the transmission of nerve impulses), biochemically (via hormones and neurotransmitters), biophysically (through pressure waves) and energetically (through electromagnetic field interactions). Communication along all these conduits significantly affects the brain’s activity. Moreover, our research shows that messages the heart sends the brain can also affect performance.”
It is through the dynamic communication process between the heart and brain that the heart can change how the brain process information and vice versa. The data collected from the research done at the Institute of HeartMath suggests that when the heart’s rhythms become more coherent, they affect the body as well as its electromagnetic fields. This may explain why our perception changes and our intuition strengthen when we are more calm.
Thinking With the Heart is the Key to World Peace
Since the heart helps us to understand the world through feelings, it allows us to empathize with others. This emotional connection is important for helping us to understand others, which is why the heart holds the key to world peace.