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Does the heart as an organ have any scientific correlation to love or spirituality?

Asked by dopeguru (1894points) April 9th, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pl2L2fxVdk

This girl is talking about heart the organ as way to heal. I thought heart was just a metaphor we use when talking about love. Is it scientifically proven that heart the organ has a relationship with love, romance etc?

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Darth_Algar's avatar

No, it does not.

dopeguru's avatar

@Darth_Algar So why is the heart being talked about in this manner?
I read in tantra sex that women’s main energy point is her heart and men’s is his stomach. is there no truth in it?

LostInParadise's avatar

Where is the evidence for this? Science is based on tests of falsifiable hypotheses. If no such tests have been performed then it is scientifically uncertain, and if no such tests are even theoretically possible then it lies outside the realm of science. What is an energy point? How do you measure what it does? A lot of the questions you have recently asked blur the line between science and non-science.

zenvelo's avatar

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken-heart syndrome) is a real and documented medical condition. It is a temporary heart condition that’s often brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one.

The mind/body/spirit connection is much more intertwined and and stronger than most people realize.

LostInParadise's avatar

The heart can react to stress, but it does not create spiritual connections that can cause stress. It is easy to see how people can reverse the causality. The ancient Egyptians thought that our reasoning came from the heart. They tossed out brains as useless material when they created mummies.

kritiper's avatar

No. Love and spirituality are all in your head.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@dopeguru _“So why is the heart being talked about in this manner?
I read in tantra sex“_

Because that shit was written hundreds to thousands of years ago before people had any real understanding of the human body. Contrary to popular belief, the ancients were not always filled with flawless wisdom.

dopeguru's avatar

@zenvelo Can you explain? Are you mainly talking about psychosomatic medicine?

zenvelo's avatar

@dopeguru No, it isn’t psychosomatic. It is a real and documented medical condition. It is not caused by increased cortisol or other stress hormones, but is a reaction to intense emotional experience.

dopeguru's avatar

@zenvelo Suppose its about the over-beating of the heart.

zenvelo's avatar

@dopeguru That isn’t Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. That’s a different response.

dopeguru's avatar

@zenvelo what is ‘spirit’?

zenvelo's avatar

@dopeguru Spirit is the unifying force of all things both animate and inanimate that connect each to creation.

kritiper's avatar

“Spirit” is not a real thing. It is the drive, the vigor, the zest for life.
Spirit, like soul, is the make believe embodiment of life, what some believe they posses that will live on after the real physical body has ceased to exist.

LostInParadise's avatar

This question reminds me of the James-Lange theory of emotion, which seems to reverse cause and effect.

Inspired_2write's avatar

The feeling of falling in love or being in love are emotional states with microbiological and biochemical correlates in the brain. The heart is just an organ symbolic of the feeling of love and its power just like the heart is the sole source of pumping life into our bodies.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No. Love is all in the brain.

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Joi_Sorty's avatar

Nooo, definitely not related! We may assume the relationship between emotional experiences, the release of hormones into the blood, rapid heartbeat, etc. But this is all biology, not psychology.

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