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Is it your heart that makes your brain work or your brian that makes your heart work?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Both: Heart supplies blood to brain to work and brain regulates heart rate, blood pressure etc.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
In addition..: To blood supply keeping the brain working: brain signals (such as fear, excitement) alter the entire vascular system and affect the force and rate at which your heart pumps. In addition, certain emotional states appear simultaneously to affect heart and brain as a single responsive "unit" which in turn influences how we express these feelings. The heart as a seat of emotion appears in many ways tr.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
What came first, the chicken or the egg? Both the brain & heart develop around the same time embryonically. They are linked.
Sep 17, 2015

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