Did you know that the heart contains a brain?
The heart contains an independent, well-developed nervous system with more than 40,000 neurons and a complex network of neurotransmitters, proteins, and support cells.
The heart can make decisions and move into action independently of the brain, learning, remembering, and even perceiving.
There are four types of connections that start from the heart and go towards the brain of the head:
1) Neurological communication through the transmission of nerve impulses. The heart sends more information to the brain than it receives; it is the only body organ with that property, and it can inhibit or activate certain parts of the brain according to the circumstances.
2) The biochemical information is through hormones and neurotransmitters. The heart produces the ANF hormone, which ensures the body’s general balance: homeostasis. One of its effects is inhibiting the stress hormone’s production and producing and releasing oxytocin, known as the love hormone.
3) Biophysical communication through pressure waves. The heart sends messages to the brain and the rest of the body through heart rate and its variations.
4) Energy communication: The electromagnetic field of the heart is the most powerful of all organs of the body, 5,000 times more intense than that of the brain. And it has been observed that it changes based on the emotional state. When we are afraid, frustration or stress becomes chaotic. And we know that the heart’s magnetic field spreads around the body between two and four meters; that is, everyone around us receives the energetic information in our heart.
The heart’s brain circuit is the first to treat the information that then passes through the brain of the head!
So, I ask you, where do the mind and consciousness reside?