neuroendocrine

BEAT:Heart keeps neural rhythm

BEAT:Heart keeps neural rhythm

Your heart is older than your brain. It beats, autonomously, 4 weeks after conception and does not stop until death. Moving at a glacial pace, the brain sparks into being 9 weeks later. The sagacious heart rests at the center of your chest, part of a dense endocrine and immune network that processes neurological signals. All independent from the brain. All to maintain the body in exquisite balance. Is it any surprise then, that disturbances in this delicate rhythm affect brain function?