Wisdom influenced by heart rate variability

” There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart,” Charles Dickens wrote in his novel Hard Times. But a new study suggests the heart could have a large influence on the wisdom of the head, after finding people with greater heart rate variability may have wiser judgement.People with greater heart rate variability may have wiser judgement, new research suggests. Lead researcher Prof. Igor Grossman, of the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and colleagues publish their findings in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. In general, wisdom is defined as possessing knowledge and experience and having good judgement. Prof. Grossman and colleagues note that an increasingly popular notion among cognitive scientists and philosophers is that wise judgement is “recognizing the limits of one’s…


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