"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."
The Energetic Heart Is Unfolding-article link
Our hearts process and store information, much like our brains do and have an electromagnetic field 60 times higher in amplitude than our brain. Our hearts respond not only to our external environment but to our emotional states as well and this effects either the coherence or dissonance of the whole body system. Positive emotions have a beneficial effect, creating more coherency, where negative emotions create disharmony.
One of the most interesting findings of heart math was the synchronizing of heart and brain waves between two people within 3 feet of each other and the actual transference of electromagnetic energy produced by the heart. This is one of the first successful attempts at measuring energy exchange between two people and is an important step in conducting research to validate energetic healing modalities.
Heart Math is dedicated to conducting research to better understand the human electromagnetic field and how it is effected by environment and emotion and vice versa. Through the science-based global coherence initiative, the institute is focusing research on how positive human emotion can possibly effect the electromagnetic field of the earth. Through this research they hope to gain a deeper understanding of the energetic heart.