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Our brain is perhaps the most fascinating organ of our body. It can control the rest of our body and, in addition, process and anticipate feedback from our organs and limbs.
In addition, it processes tens of thousands of thoughts daily, makes trade-offs, choices and determines how we feel through neurotransmitters. The computational power is impossible to grasp concretely, but it is much like a quantum computer.
Trillions of variables and the enormous plasticity of our brains allow us to “calculate” complex events, enabling us to make the right choices that sometimes make the difference between life and death.
Communication with the heart-brain
The science of neurology has given us important insights into the functioning of our cerebrum. Even more fascinating is to know that our heart also has a cluster of neurons, the heart-brain.
This heart-brain consists of 40,000 neurons and constantly communicates with our brain. However, the amount of information from the heart-brain to the brain is often more significant than the other way around.
While the heart-brain “scans” the environment for danger – we feel under the influence of the heart-brain (intuition) whether we are in a dangerous situation – our brains process this information to anticipate.
Neurotransmitters: signaling molecules
Our brains constantly produce neurotransmitters, signaling substances that prompt the body to take action, help us concentrate, or give us a feeling of satisfaction. Our neurotransmitters determine how we feel and also influence our behavior. On the other hand, environmental factors, nutrition, medication, and lifestyle affect the production of signaling substances.
By learning which influences your cerebrum is subject to and learning about the brain’s workings, you can learn to function optimally and experience the power of heart-brain coherence.
In addition to neurotransmitters, brainwaves also influence the state of the cerebrum. Brainwaves represent the communication frequency between different neurons in our cerebrum. Each time a synchronized electrical pulse of information is exchanged between neurons, it causes a frequency represented in Hertz (Hz).
By making ourselves aware of how our brainwaves work, we can achieve other states of consciousness, such as sleep, alertness, hypnosis, and relaxation.