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Thinking With the Heart Besides the Brain

Thinking With the Heart Besides the Brain

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Science CONFIRM what Allah SWT said
Science CONFIRM what Allah SWT said

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Thinking With The Heart Besides The Brain (PART TWO):
 Assalamu Alaikum dear brother  I found some very interesting articles you would like to read, and Insh'Allah allmighty upload! Thinking with the heart besides the brain has been proven by modern technology, but somescientist still criticise, offcourse, this is natural due to the "Shockingly" new finding of theneurons etc. ( NOTE: Everything in these articles is interesting, but i "Red-lined" the most interesting things, but make sure you read everything because you dont want to miss other interesting things that imissed to "red-line") 
Article # 1
Can your heart think and feel?
Can your heart think and store memories?
A number of years ago,Claire Silvia from Boston , USA , had a heart transplant.Pretty soon she started to experience strange things. “It was like a whole new rhythm, a whole new feeling,” sheexplains. And when a journalist asked her, soon after the transplant, what she now wanted mostin the world, the words “I’d die for a beer right now!”suddenly popped out of her mouth, muchto her embarrassment and surprise – she didn’t previously even like beer ! “Little by little,” shesays, “
other things started happening until I was convinced I was living with the presenceof another within me
.” Claire not only noticed changes in her tastes, her preferences for foodsand drinks, but even in her handwriting. All she knew of the person who had donated her heartwas that he was a young man who died in a motorcycle accident, strict confidentiality rules meanthat organ recipients aren’t allowed to know the details of their donor.
Then one night shedreamed of her donor, and the name ‘Tim L’ popped into her mind
. The next day she rangher transplant co-ordinator and told her about the changes she had experienced, and asked her if her donor’s name was in fact Tim L. There was silence on the other end of the phone, and thenthe co-ordinator said “Please don’t pursue this.”
It turned out that her donor’s name was in fact Tim Lamarand
.
 
Throughout most of Human history people didn’t locate their thoughts and emotions within the brain. For example, the ancient Egyptians didn’t even see fit to preserve the brains of their kingsand queen’s in the same way that they did with other organs when mummifying them. But whileit wasn’t until recently that the brain was identified as the seat of our thoughts, emotions or soul,then where did the ancients believe was the centre of these things? The answer is the heart.Today we laugh at the notion that our hearts could be intelligent, we see them as basic pumps. A pump doesn’t have thoughts, emotions and memories.
But perhaps we don’t know as much aswe think we do
. For example, our modern association of thought and emotion with the brainmay have gone a bit too far.One association with the heart that we have still kept, to some extent, is that its something to dowith our emotions, particularly with love – the heart remains a popular visual symbol of love.Also it’s often used as a symbol for our intuition and morals. We often use phrases like “listen toyour heart.” Or “follow what your heart tells you is right.” Admittedly, most people when usingthese phrases are not always literally asking you to stop and try and sense how your heart feels,they are using the word ‘heart’ as a metaphor for your intuition. But could that metaphor for locating feelings and emotions in the heart actually have some reality to it?Well, at the most basic level, we know that emotional stress can harm the heath of our hears, putting them under strain, and perhaps leading – in extreme cases – to people suffering heartattacks, as the end product of years of chronic stress. Also, the heart regulates the blood flow,and blood contains hormones and neuro-peptides which transmit emotional information. Butcould there be a stronger connection than this?Amazingly, Dr Andrew Armour, a neurologist from Montreal , Canada , discovered a small butcomplex network of neurons in the heart, which he has dubbed
‘the little brain in the heart’
.These neurons seem to be capable of 
both short and long term memory
. Why should the hearteven have neurons and the ability to remember?Well, for one thing, there is a lot of muscle co-ordination that goes on in the heart in order to allow it to function properly. The fact that heartscan even be transplanted shows that there is a long-term memory stored in the heart for itsrhythms. When a heart is removed, it is cooled and can stay alive for up to four hours. Once theheart is connected into its new recipient, as blood enters it, it begins to beat again. It is almostcertainly the ‘little brain in the heart’ that is enabling the heart to remember how to beat.
Furthermore, there is a lot of communication that occurs between the heart and the brain.There are 40,000 neurons in the heart which communicate with the brain.
Hormones fromthe heart travel in our bloodstream. Every time the heart beats, it creates both pulse waves of  pressure, and of electromagnetic energy which travel through the body and to the brain.
Amazingly, the heart generates a magnetic field 5000 times more powerful than that of thebrain. It can be measured six feet away from the body
. It almost certainly extends further, butthis is the limit of our current sensing equipment.We all too often forget that the brain is just the most complex end of a whole nervous systemwhich extends throughout our body. For example, the nerves in our hands are in almost constant
 
communication with our brains, a fact that leads some to believe that the ancient art of palm-reading may have some validity: if the nerves on our hands are constantly communicating back and forth with our brains, then its not an unreasonable stretch of the imagination to wonder if our  personalities could imprint themselves on the lines of the skin of our palms. Similarly, our heartsare also in constant communication with our brains. Could a similar effect be occurring with theheart? Could the 10-15% of heart donation recipients who – like Claire Silvia – experiencechanges in their tastes, personalities and memories be picking up on information on the heart’soriginal owner that was stored in the heart itself?Gary Schwartz, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale university believes so.
He has
 
developed a theory that could explain how the heart learns and remembers
. Schwartz points
 
out that all that is required for a system to be able to learn is that it has dynamic feedback: theoutputs feed back to the inputs. Any such system that has feedback can learn. As the brain andthe heart have feedback – both through neurons and through the bloodstream – the heart can intheory learn.Schwartz, in collaboration with Professor Paul Pearsall, a cardioneurologist fromthe University of Honalulu (and author of ‘The heart’s code’), collected a number of case studiesof heart donation recipients who have experienced these unusual changes. Among them is thecase of a 47 year old white man who received the heart of a young black man. Whilst the 47 year old was not racist, he did have a number of underlying assumptions about what kinds of tastes ayoung black man would have. He joked that if his tastes had changed, perhaps he would nowstart to like rap music! But what actually happened was the man became obsessed with classicalmusic, and would listen to it over and over. It turned out that the young black man had in fact been a classical violin player. Another heart recipient suddenly became obsessed withcompetitive cycling and swimming, and began training for, and eventually winning competitionsat these sports. One year later he discovered his donor had been an athletic Hollywood stuntman.Whilst there are a number of scientists and doctors who are now convinced that these types of stories could point to the reality of ‘heart memories’, there are many who also remain sceptical.They argue that there are alternative explanations.One explanation that’s been put forward for these strange experiences is that the drugs that the person has to take so that their immune system doesn’t reject their new transplanted heart(immunosuppressants) are causing some kind of psychological effect that makes a person believethey are accessing memories from the organ, particularly as even having a deceased person’sheart in your body might play on your imagination. However, while this explanation wouldaccount for having some kind of psychological effect, it doesn’t account for the accuracy of theinformation that such heart recipients have come out with. This accuracy is all the moreimpressive considering that hospitals maintain a policy of not telling the recipient or their familyany of the personal details of who their donor was.Another theory is that the patient manages to pick up enough information from the medical staff around them to piece together – perhaps even subconsciously – some basic details of their donor.It may even be that conversations that doctors and nurses have while the patient is anesthetizedare somehow being absorbed by their mind, below the level of conscious awareness. This iscertainly plausible, yet in most of the documented cases it’s been confirmed that the surgical

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Dear readers; the following link to an Islamic site relates not directly with the main topic here. Yet, I wish to use this space to paste the link, which will bring u to some vudeos (NOT of the great U-Tube) where MUSLIMS can watch, next download the recitation of the Ayat KURSI. It was unfortunate that I could not find the one recited by Shaikh Fareed of Maldives; to me the most beautiful one.

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