Dr. Rollin McCraty
Heart vs Brain (One Is More Powerful)
Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., is the Executive Vice President and Director of Research at Heartmath, an institution who for over 20 years have conducted research that shows a critical link between emotions, heart function, and cognitive performance. Dr. McCarty has worked with the Institute of HeartMath since its inception in 1991. He has developed the organization’s research goals and created the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board. He is a psychophysiologist and a professor at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. McCraty’s research interests include the physiology of emotion, with a focus on the mechanisms by which emotions influence cognitive processes, behavior and health. He and his team regularly participate in studies with scientific, medical and educational institutions worldwide.
Dr. 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 has authored dozens research studies, many of which have been published in peer reviewed journals including the American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Stress Medicine, Biological Psychology and Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science.