|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
Hello. Please help clarify something. A friend of mine recently told me that the brain does not cause or create thoughts, it merely processes them. According to her, the heart has neurons just like the brain, so the heart actually can think. She also asserted that there is growing evidence from cellular memory and "heart brain" studies in neurocardiology to suggest that the heart plays a greater role in the development of thoughts than the brain does. She claimed that the heart can "remember" and cases in human heart transplants have documented it. Taking a cursory glance around the internet shows that she is not alone in her thinking. This all seems so bizarre to me. Is any of it true?
Re: Does the heart think?
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