What the Heart Says to the Brain ( and vice versa ) and Why We Should Listen

@inproceedings{Thayer2008WhatTH,
  title={What the Heart Says to the Brain ( and vice versa ) and Why We Should Listen},
  author={Julian F. Thayer},
  year={2008}
}
In the present paper we describe a model of neurovisceral integration in which a set of neural structures involved in cognitive, affective, and autonomic regulation are related to heart rate variability (HRV) and cognitive performance. We will provide pharmacological and neuroimaging data in support of the neural structures linking the central nervous system to HRV. Next, we will review a number of studies from our group showing that individual differences in HRV are related to performance on… CONTINUE READING