Studies have shown that the heart is more than just a collection of muscle cells as once believed. It contains neurons—40,000 or more. They look and function much as do brain neurons; use many of the same neurotransmitters; and eat similar food (neurotrophins). According to The HeartMath Solution and The Heart’s Code, what brain neurons are to IQ, heart neurons may be to EQ. A direct unmediated channel is believed to connect brain and heart neurons. Intelligence and intuition are thought to be heightened by input from heart neurons. Who knew? Because the heart is a subconscious organ, however, it often takes time for information to filter up from the heart to the brain and come to your conscious awareness. More tomorrow.