Dr. Rollin McCraty has been with HeartMath Institute since its inception in 1991. He worked with founder Doc Childre to formulate the organization's research goals and create its Scientific Advisory Board and is the Executive Vice President and Director of Research. McCraty is a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress, holds memberships with the International Neurocardiology Network, American Autonomic Society, Pavlovian Society and Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and is an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University. He and his research team regularly participate in collaborative studies with other U.S. and international scientific, medical and educational institutions. McCraty is an internationally recognized authority on heart-rate variability, heart-rhythm coherence and the effects of positive and negative emotions on human psychophysiology. He is widely published in those and other research areas.
Biofeedback is a alternative therapy and mind/body technique that enables a person to influence involuntary physical functions. Biofeedback uses high-tech electronic equipment readings to give auditory, verbal and visual information back to a person as to how the body is working. The technique trains people to improve their health by controlling certain body processes that normally happen involun…Read More
In ancient times, the heart was considered the seat of intelligence and the emperor or ruler of the major organ networks of the body. Then, over the years, new studies in neuroscience put the brain on center stage. Today, the science of the heart shows that the heart is a complex informational processing center with its own functional brain. In fact, the heart acts as if it has a mind of its own…Read More