Heart-Brain Interactions, Coherence, & Optimizing Cognitive Skills (R. McCraty, Inst. of HeartMath)

January 18, 2011

2:00 P.M.
Presented by:Rollin McCraty, Director of Research, Institute of HeartMath, Boulder Creek, Calif.
247 JRP

Heart-Brain Interactions, Coherence, and Optimizing Cognitive Skills
The Center for Research on Learning is teaming with researchers from the Institute of HeartMath to conduct studies on the effects of stress reduction and improvement in reading achievement. This presentation by Dr. Rollin McCraty, director of research at the Institute of HeartMath, will explore research conducted by Dr. McCraty and his team into the relationships between the heart and the brain. HeartMath is dedicated to helping people reduce stress and live balanced lives.

In addition to his presentation, Dr. McCraty will meet informally with School of Education researchers interested in research being done at the Institute of HeartMath and in possible future collaborations. Informal meetings will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 500 JRP. No appointments are necessary.

About Our Guest Speaker
Rollin McCraty is director of research at the Institute of HeartMath, a leading organization in understanding the heart’s role in health and optimal performance. Dr. McCraty, who has been with HeartMath since its inception in 1991, worked with founder Doc Childre to set the course for learning more about how our mental and emotional systems affect the achievement, performance, and quality of our lives.

Led by Dr. McCraty, the HeartMath research team regularly collaborates with scientific, medical, and educational institutions—such as Stanford University and Miami Heart Research Institute—to advance the healing potential of the mind-body connection. He has published his work in journals that include the American Journal of Cardiology, Stress Medicine, Biological Psychology, and Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science. A fellow of the American Institute of Stress, Dr. McCraty holds memberships with the International Neurocardiology Network, American Autonomic Society, Pavlovian Society, and Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He is an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif.